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Black Monday Newsletters

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  • Wear black clothes every Monday to show you are tired of theft!
  • Do not buy goods or services from businesses owned by thieves. Support Ugandans working honestly to make a living!
  • Isolate every thief implicated in a theft scandal. Don't invite thieves to your burials, events, weddings!
  • ActionAid supports any struggle against theft, and for good governance!
  • Uganda is getting ready to receive His Holiness Pope Francis as part of his pastoral visit to the African Continent. This is a great opportunity for the people of Uganda that will go a long way in...
  • The history of our country indicates that the past elections have left many Ugandans marginalized by both process and outcomes. The greatest challenge has been the irregularities caused by the use of...
  • Uganda has the world’s youngest population with over 70 percent of its population below the age of 30. As the electoral commission released the revised general election roadmap, this issue of Black...
  • The Anti-Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was yet again in the house for another reading. This comes hot on the heels of a survey, ‘Who Pays the Piper’ released by civil society recently in which...
  • Thirty years ago, it was possible for any child in Uganda, irrespective of background, to make it to university for any professional course. But now, one has to either be from a rich family or, at...
  • Corruption has for long been a constant narrative in Uganda’s political sphere but in 2012, the Ugandan Society were unanimous on the new and worrying state that the Pearl of Africa found itself...
  • Integrity is the cornerstone of good governance. Fostering integrity and preventing corruption in the public sector is essential in maintaining trust in government.
  • Corruption plague in the Judiciary!
  • This Black Monday Newsletter illuminates the impact of corruption in the forestry sector, which has led to huge economic losses. We can upon state and non-state actors to develop mechanisms of...
  • In this issue of the Black Monday Newsletter, we argue that stopping tax theft can create a lot more revenue than new regressive taxes that will harm the poorest citizens. The government grants...
  • Over the years, there has been an escalation of budget indiscipline as the main challenge of budget execution. This is manifested through consistent supplementary budgets from habitual Ministries,...
  • The month of May marks a global commemoration of all workers in both public and private sectors. This seventeenth edition takes stock of the status of the Ugandan worker and how the entire labour...
  • The difference young people can make when they choose to position themselves as agents of social change is stamped in history records. From the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa to the pro-...
  • On March 8th, 2014 we celebrated International Women’s Day under the theme; “Inspiring Change”. In commemoration of this day, the Black Monday Newsletter shares with the populace the enormous theft...
  • As the National ResistanceMovement marked 28 years of its rule in Uganda, various stakeholders highlighted the single most striking feature of the regime –wanton theft of public resources.