Farm Power 2014- Celebrating 2014 the year of agriculture food security and nutrition

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:35

From Rhetoric to practical solutions to Hunger and Malnutrition Feeding the world caring for the Earth.  

Background

On October 16th, Uganda will join the rest of the world to mark the World Food Day.  To proceed this day on October 15, the world will be celebrating the international rural women’s day.

Bunyoro Residents want the Army out of Parliament

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:15

After regional consultations in Busoga, Kigezi, Bukedi and Teso, residents of Bunyoro region gathered for the consultative forum on the free and fair elections from 10th to 11th October 2014. The participation ranged across all the five districts of Bunyoro including but not limited to Masindi, Hoima, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Kibaale and Buliisa.

Regional Updates – Free and Fair Elections Consultations

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:26

Bukedi, Kigezi, Teso and Rwenzori regions gathered citizens in September to consult them on what they desired as standards for Free and Fair Elections. For two days, participants deliberated on 21 Issues that fundamentally make up a trusted election system.

Party Caucusing and Absenteeism killing Parliament

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:45

On 29th September 2014, hundreds of citizens ranging from students, professional bodies, academia, and business bodies convened at Hotel Africana for a live debate and launch of the midterm assessment of the 9th Parliament a production of the Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform (UGMP) based on the 11 standards espoused in the Citizens Charter for Members of Parliament.

Freedom is the Reason Citizens Love Uganda!

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:41

On the morning of 07th October 2014, Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF), Community Development and Child Welfare Initiative (CODI), and Mukono District NGO Forum set out to bring citizens together to celebrate Uganda’s Independence. The idea was to involve citizens in the Independence celebrations on the background that the National state-organised celebrations are political and too executive for an ordinary Ugandan.

EACSOF Meeting with the Rt. Hon. Speaker of EALA

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:46

Yesterday, 25th September 2014,representatives from EALS, EABC, EANNASO and EACSOF held a collaborative meeting with the Rt. Honorable Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly Dr. Zziwa Nantongo Margaret at her offices in Arusha.

Describing her as an exemplary leader in Africa, the delegates expressed a need for closer collaboration between EALA and civil society in order to further support EALA in its triple role of representation, legislation and oversight.

The 21st Edition of the Black Monday Newsletter

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:18

The 21st Edition of the Black Monday Newsletter focusing on how corruption is negatively impacting on access to justice is here by presented. This edition profiles a snap shot of the research undertaken by Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda– “Temples of Injustice” that revealed corruption trends and shocking malpractices within the Judiciary that undermine access to justice.

This newsletter also expounds on the issue of the Marriage and Divorce Bill and how corruption undermined the process of ensuring that such an important law is passed.

3rd EAC Secretary General’s Forum resolves to strengthen National Dialogue platforms in fast tracking the integration process

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:14

“Our collective sense of mission should be to work towards a fully integrated East Africa with all East Africans living in Harmony with each other” Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera

Civil Society calls for the amendment of the NSSF Act

Authored by Sarah Pacutho | On: Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:52

As part of the CSO-Parliament interface, a CSO reflection on the retirement benefits sector liberalization bill was held on Tuesday 19th August, at Hotel Africana. The meeting was organized in partnership with UJCC, UDN, DRT, PLA, CSBAG, and NOTU and with support from NDI. The purpose of the meeting was to accord an opportunity to CSOs to give their views about the bill. The meeting was attended by 38 people including representatives from civil society, Uganda Retirements Benefits Regulatory Authority, professional bodies and private sector.