5 reasons why traffic jam should be a politician

Traffic jam has been with us for a few decades now. We meet him on our way to work, on our way from work and have a few discussions during the course of the day-some in the middle of town and others on the outskirts. You can always count on running into him every day. […]

How to spread the World Cup fever

For an entire month, all you will see will be one thing or another about the World Cup. If you have caught the World Cup fever, here are a few ways you could spread it In the taxi ride home, break out and sing “Olé, Olé, Olé Olé” when the taxi conductor asks for the […]

8 things you must know about the World Cup

It is that time of year when we let go of all appropriateness and show our support for soccer teams by screaming till the veins in our necks are visible. Oh, the joy. We need to discover a way to bottle that energy and use it to power our electrical equipment. In the future, if […]

We are all heroes

Today is Heroes’ day. Usually, the thing that comes to mind first is a picture of the president handing out medals to different individuals who’ve done one thing or the other for the nation. It is a great time to hand-out medals to different people who’ve had an impact on your life. Your heroes. On my […]

Police want to defy colonial masters

Word in the corridors of power has it that the Uganda Police Force is rebranding. The word actually was announced by the Inspector General of Police during the launch of a six-month campaign; that mode of delivery doesn’t entirely count as ‘corridors of power’ but you cannot fault a columnist for trying to sound sophisticated. […]

Alternative ways to hand out sacks of money

It recently came to light that women groups in Busoga were clashing over some money handed over by our beloved head of state. Each of the groups claimed that the money was supposed to be channelled through them. Not too long ago, money was handed over to youth in a sack; they too, according to […]

How to quell a riot with Shs2.5b

A few days ago, it came to light that the police, on average, need Shs2.5b(about $1m) to handle a riot in Kampala. The closest an average individual has come to quelling a riot is the times he/she has had to use reasonable force to hurl food down their throats to quiet rioting stomach enzymes reacting […]

Making the most of your holidays

School holidays are here. Spontaneous celebrations all around. Shouts of joy ring out from every mountain-top. If boda bodas could ride on one wheel, they would do it to show you just how happy they are for you. Now you can rest. Also, school holidays bring you one step closer to your position of leadership […]

How to run a conference

Have you run a conference/seminar/workshop/gathering before? You haven’t? Are you planning one? That pregnant pause counts as a yes. You are in luck. Today, we help you skip a lot of hurdles average folk have to battle with to get their conference off the ground. You, dear reader, are not average-you read this column after-all. […]

Alternative sources of income

Following the signing of the controversial anti-gays Bill into law, several nations and organisations that have been partly funding the nation expressed a drop in their zeal to continue doing so. They said, “I don’t know how to say this but… It’s not me really, it is you. This isn’t working.” Several informed pundits have […]