MUGISHA MUNTU: A democrat in words and deed

Gregory Mugisha Muntu, the President of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), likes to remind his fellow politicians that they cannot give what they don’t have. This is usually said in the context of demands for democracy and transparent leadership that are his party’s raison d’etre. Muntu says this with the confidence of one who […]

Neil Bonnell: a passion for teaching, a passion for life.

One of the reasons I enjoyed my high school years at King’s College, Budo, Uganda was the very high quality of teaching, supervision and nurturing we received from our teachers. One of the teachers that I held in very high esteem was Mr Neil Bonnell, a tall Australian gentleman who taught us English, cricket and […]

Herbert Karugaba

  Herbert Rheno Karugaba is a Munyakigyezi lawyer who was born 61 years ago at Masindi Hospital, in the great Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom during the reign of His Majesty Sir Tito Winyi IV Gafabusa, the son of the Mighty King Kabalega. Karugaba’s parents were Mr. Kezekiah Kifaku, Omutsyaba wa Katagata, Omutakama wa Kabuura, and Mrs. Merabu […]

Friday March 18, 1977 – Graduation Day, Makerere University, Kampala

Friday March 18, 1977 - Graduation Day, Makerere University, Kampala

Graduation Day, Friday March 18, 1977 – From left to right: Dr. Gregory Thabiso Lebona, Dr. Muniini K. Mulera, Dr. Aggrey D.S. Kiyingi. Greg is now Professor of Human Anatomy in South Africa. Aggrey is a cardiologist in Australia. By God’s grace! Words cannot express the feeling, but in my Daily Monitor Column of Tuesday March […]

Chris Mwesigye Bishaka: a refreshingly independent thinker

Chris Mwesigye Bishaka is a Real Estate Developer in Ibanda, Nkore, Uganda. Born in Bubaare, Ibanda on August 16, 1958, Chris studied at Ibanda Boys’ Primary School (1964-70), Ntare School (1971-76) and Makerere University (1977-80), where graduated with a BA (Political Science.) He served as a secondary school teacher (1980-84) before joining Uganda Railways Corporation […]

Herbert Byaruhanga

Herbert Byaruhanga is the Managing Director of Bird Uganda Safaris Ltd. and one of Uganda’s most distinguished tour guides. His company offers a variety of birding and wildlife tours of the most naturally resplendent regions of Uganda and Rwanda. I have followed Herbert’s work with great interest. His photographs of birds are always a delightful […]

Tony Ekodeu

Tony Ekodeu is a Senior Managing Consultant and IT Architect with IBM Canada. He was born at Mulago Hospital, in Kampala, Uganda to the late Peter Ekodeu, of Serere, Soroti and Edith Ekodeu of Kabarole, Fort-Portal. Mr. Peter Ekodeu was a civil servant who, at his early retirement, was Managing Director of the Voice of […]

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri is the Founder and Executive Director of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.  He was born and raised in Kigezi, Uganda in the small village of Nyakagyezi. At a very young age he demonstrated an unquenchable desire to learn, which led him to study at Makerere University in Kampala. During this time he co-founded the […]

Jackie Asiimwe

Jackie Asiimwe, a lawyer, is the Uganda Country Manager of Wellspring Advisors, a US based philanthropic advisory firm. A Mukiga of the Baheesi ba Kinyagiro of Kabale, Kigezi, Jackie is the first born of Rev. and Mrs. Benoni Mugarura Mutana. Jackie studied at Gayaza High School, the oldest girl’s secondary school in Uganda. She went […]