Opinion

How the Use of Plastics Has Destroyed Our Ecosystem

Summary: Plastic pollution poses serious environmental threats in Uganda and globally. The text advocates for reduced plastic usage, increased awareness, and sustainable practices to mitigate these risks and safeguard the environment for future generations. In our busy lives, we might not notice how much plastic is all around us. Think …

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Illicit alcohol, the unchecked silent killer in Uganda

Summary: Several media reports have emerged on the serious health risks that this unregulated alcohol poses to its consumers including deaths and blindness as a result of methanol poisoning as seen in various news reports from different parts of Uganda. The Euromonitor Illicit Alcohol Trade Report of 2021 found that …

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The soaring horror of child abuse in Uganda

Summary: The absence of comprehensive legislation targeting child torture and an under-resourced child protection system further compound the issue. Urgent action is required to strengthen laws, policies, and enforcement mechanisms to safeguard children from physical and emotional violence. The sinister issue of child abuse in Uganda,particularly inflicted by stepmothers upon …

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What the World Wetland Day celebrations would focus on in Uganda

Summary: In a world where the delicate balance between nature and human prosperity is under threat, World Environment Day on February 2, 2024, resonates with a poignant theme: ‘Wetlands and Human Wellbeing.’ This day, however, serves as a stark reminder of the global toll on wetlands, with over 90% succumbing …

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Uganda’s Wetlands: A Legal Imperative for Environmental Preservation

In the aftermath of Uganda’s groundbreaking decision to officially designate all wetlands, a crucial question surfaces: how can we ensure that this recent legislation translates into concrete protection for these vital ecosystems? While the official designation is undoubtedly a commendable step, the ongoing journey toward safeguarding Uganda’s wetlands necessitates exploration. …

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Bobi Wine lost the plot in attacking UN chief Antonio Guterres

By Faruk Kirunda I congratulate all Ugandans upon successfully hosting back-to-back major international conferences/meetings/summits in Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and G77-China in this very month of April. As a country, we have got off to a good start in the New Year. These meetings drawing leaders …

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