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Strengthen public debate with comprehensible statistics

September 16, 2010 Leave a comment

In Uganda, even at the peoples parliament of Ekimeeza, where intellectuals are supposed to be gathered, there is a substantial lack of numbers, statistics and measurable facts. People have not mastered advanced counting and have no logical perception of values and numbers. 2000 – 500 = a big problem for a lot of people. So how can they fully understand the bigger picture of the situation they are in? When they are presented with a series of numbers, for instance the amount of money coming in to the country through development aid or the amount of tax money spent on government housing, there are very few who can comprehend what is meant by 400 million dollars or 700.000 Euro. Read more…

Radio stations closed following Riots (BBC)

September 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Kampala hit by renewed violence,
4 radiostations closed down by government

Burning car in Kampala 11.9.09
Stone-throwing mobs were reported to be roaming the streets of Kampala

Police and rioters clashed for a second day in the Ugandan capital Kampala in a dispute involving a tribal king.

Three people are reported to have died in the latest clashes, bringing the death toll to at least 10.

Violence erupted when the government banned the king of Buganda from travelling to Kayunga, an area which says it has seceded from his kingdom.

A spokesman for the king said on Friday he had postponed Saturday’s planned visit, Reuters reported.

The comments by Medard Lubega, deputy information minister of the Bugandan kingdom, contradicted an earlier statement by the king’s premier that the visit would go ahead. Read more…

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