Musinguzi Blanshe is a politics-cum-business journalist. He joined Uganda Radio Network in February 2017. Previously, he worked at Daily Monitor and Red Pepper Publications Limited. He is keenly interested in data journalism.
One striking revelation from the report by National Building Review Board -NBRB about the building that collapsed in Kisenyi was: the building had been constructed with substandard steel produced by Pramukh Steel Ltd.
Fiona Nshemerirwe Kabwama, the General Manager of Uganda Housing Cooperative Union says that that what is provided on the market isn’t responding to the actual needs given that most Greater Kampala residents are low income earners, arguing that a one-bedroom condominium costing 200 million shilling is largely unfordable and targeting the wrong market.
But Kwakwenza's plan isn’t like he will be writing more novels such as Greedy Barbarian. His next writing is an erotic novel which he promises will be hotter than Red Pepper’s hyena. “Buy people should not think I am Mr. hyena,” he quipped.
“Designs in Uganda are always correct but the problem is at the implementation stage where the clients get builders who at most have a diploma in engineering to manage the projects. Some of these builders are awarded diplomas by Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board -UBTEB even after scoring zeroes in exams!" -Nick Twinamasiko, author and civil engineering consultant.
"In 1955, Zakaria Mungonya became the first minister of lands in the colonial government and he introduced a mailo land system in areas such as a Ankole, Kigezi and Bugisu, which is never talked about when discussions of land happen; It is as if land only exists in Buganda and not elsewhere, and the system has been called evil and only evil in Buganda" -Historian/Author Professor Lwanga Lunyiigo.
As early as 2004, US was on the hunt for more manpower of private security personnel. Uganda was at hand to offer man power. This resulted into explosion of private security companies that were recruiting an exporting security guards to Iraq. Asker Security Service was the first company to export guards to Iraq in late 2005.