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.
Following the 27th Ordinary session of the Executive Council of the AFRICAN Union held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in June 2014, a decision EX.CL/849(XXV) on the ECOSOCC election Process was adopted in which the Council requested the Commission to extend the call for applications for three months and thereby embark on a motivation and sensitization campaign to gather sufficient pool of candidates for election.
Civil Society Organisations in Uganda initiated the Black Monday Campaign in 2012 to shame wickedness in our public sector that resulted from theft of public funds. Most funds stolen affected various sectors including the ailing health and education sector. After one year of the Black Monday Campaign, another idea was developed to start naming the heroes of integrity in our society.
In the ‘cacophony’ of events that are pock marking Uganda’s political scene, one is left with one enduring question, how does one make sense of today’s Uganda? Every day we wake up to a dose of one more shocking piece of news. Like a person in a drunken stupor, we seem to be treating our hangovers with more intoxicators. What, with all these scandals, in Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Public Service, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Roads, Local Governments and several other institutions.