Are we fighting the right battle on corruption?

(Cartoon by Mwijuka Stuart)

Clare Cheromoi During the State of the Nation address by President Museveni on 7 June 2017, fighting corruption was highlighted again, as it has been over the years. The challenge of corruption to Uganda’s progress and service delivery was also emphasized by the Minister of Finance, Mr Matia Kasaija, during the Budget Speech. What is clear in both the President’s and the finance minister’s speeches, is that corruption is a cancer that needs to be tackled. The question that puzzles many is why corruption has persisted despite the numerous anti-corruption…

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Why the VC visits various departments

BY CALEB TUGUMETWINAMATSIKO The uniqueness of Uganda Christian University (UCU) is exhibited in various ways and the vice chancellor’s visits to all departments, both academic and administrative, is one of those. Having completed my undergraduate studies without interacting with my faculty dean, leave alone the vice chancellor, it was inconceivable to me that the vice chancellor would be interested in visiting all the departments in the university, amidst a characteristically busy schedule. It was during my postgraduate training that I occasionally saw my vice chancellor, partly because even though I was…

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The rules of buttoning a suit jacket

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Very often men find themselves in the dilemma of what they are expected to do with the buttons of their suit jackets. They are torn between buttoning them or not buttoning them. They wonder when to leave them open and when to fasten then up. The vast majority of men who violate these rules do so because they do not wear a suit regularly. But the rules are actually very simple.  All you need to note is the number of buttons that are on your jacket. There…

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What the Bible teaches about rest

BY ELIZABETH AMONGIN When you hear the word ‘rest’, it can mean going slow, relaxing or taking a break. Panic and anxiety do not solve anything but instead worsen any situation. So, the best you can do is to relax and take it slow. The Bible encourages us to rest, although many Christians do not heed that advice. Here are five Bible truths about why one should rest. Rest   is   living  by faith It is absurd that faith has been misunderstood to mean that if you do not…

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Beware of diabetes

Type 1 diabetes

BY GABRIEL ISAAC OTUK Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar.In 2012, an estimated 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes. There are various types of diabetes. These include: Type 1 diabetes This is previously known as insulin-dependent, juvenile or childhood-onset. It is characterised by deficient insulin production and requires daily administration of insulin. The cause of type 1 diabetes is not…

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What you need to know about blood donation

Health Awareness Week (Photo by Agatha Muhaise)

BY ROSE RUTH AKONGO The Health Awareness Week has brought to head a number     of issues and blood  donation is one of them.    The Red Cross Uganda, Mukono branch, was involved in the Health Awareness Week and held various sensitization campaigns on blood donation. The Red Cross works hand in hand with the blood bank to carry out blood donation and transfusion exercises in Uganda. During blood transfusion certain aspects are considered and these include the fact that a person should weigh above 45 kg and must…

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Movie review: Fist  Fight

Reviewed by: Nicholas Opolot Director: Richie Keen Written by: Van Robichaux (Screen play) Evan Susser (Story) Rating: PG-13 Release Date: 17th February 2017 Genre: Comedy Runtime: 91 minutes Although Fist Fight may not turn out to be our blockbuster movie of the month, I hasten to add that in case you need to laugh out loud until your lungs hurt, it is your go-to-movie. It is the perfect comic relief, different from other cliché ones that distract us from enjoying and appreciating the small things in life because it has…

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Art…a contest for a spot in the limelight

(Photo by Patrick Massa)

BY BYRON OTTO You may   have seen various art pieces (or sculptures) on your way past or  into the Technology Park (commonly known as Tech Park at UCU) at the south-west end of the university.   These art pieces were erected to depict various interpretations of diverse visual, imaginative and technical traits. The intention is that they would be appreciated for their beauty, intellectual and emotional power. However, most of them are in ruins, and the usual reaction they evoke is criticism, if not ridicule, of the art industry….

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A photo shoot that changed a community

Joshua Abaho (Photo by Elizabeth Amongin)

BY ELIZABETH    AMONGIN This is a curious   tale of a photo shoot that changed the lives of indigenous children in a remote village in Mukono. Joshua   Abaho, a student of mass communication at UCU, decided to take his photojournalism classes further, and earn a living from photography. One day a client asked him to take photos in Mukono. “I received a call from a model who wanted a photo shoot done. The model chose the location, which was Kyungu, Mukono District. My job was to take the…

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