A worthwhile life

Psalms 15, Exodus 33:12-16 Rev Canon Dr John Senyonyi Vice Chancellor When my wife and I married, I soon realised the differences that exist between men and women are extensive! For example, she often wants to be complemented about how she looks before stepping out, while I put no emotional price tag to my appearance. In the recent past we have lost three public figures: Mr Lawrence Mukiibi and Mr Ivan Semwanga, who had immense wealth, and our former student, Carol Atuhairwe. What is the legacy of each? The two…

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Ugandans must be concerned about debt financing

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT The 2017/18 Budget Speech of Uganda read on 8 June indicated that our country’s debt burden now stands at US$8.7 billion (Shs28 trillion)! For the coming financial year alone, about Shs14 trillion (12 percent of the budget) has been earmarked for debt financing, which obviously sounds alien to many Ugandans. It is absurd to note that most of us are not bothered by such statistics and even the dignitaries that attended the event found comfort in napping through the entire budget reading process. However, whether we nap…

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You are as good as your subordinate

 BY CONNIE MUSISI In my recent visit to one company, I overheard a supervisor complain with colleagues about their subordinates. “Who does she think she is? I would rather supervise 30 men than this one woman,” she whined! She went on with her long list of complaints, “She does not realize that she is incompetent and she always responds with ‘I don’t understand this procedure’ when given a task. Since I did not recruit her, let those who hired her, fire her. Who told her that every Tom, Dick and…

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Magicians too yearn for divine intervention

In the Book of Acts 8:9-24, a story is told of a man named Simon Magus who had practised sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. Scripture reveals that he had continuously boasted of his greatness, and everyone paid attention to him and exclaimed, “This man is rightly called the Great Power of God.” Scripture further reveals that when Phillip arrived in the city baptizing people, Simon Magus too believed and was baptized. When the apostles in Jerusalem later learnt that the people in Samaria had…

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