Good governance is indisputably very critical for the legitimacy, consolidation and survival of any governments and/or political systems. In Uganda, it is evident that the first 42 years of independence (1962-2004) were characterized by a transition from (very) poor governance (especially in the first two and a half decades) towards good governance in the proceeding decades. It is noteworthy that while the National Resistance Movement Government (since it took over power in 1986 under President Yoweri Museveni) made serious efforts towards good governance in Uganda, other external actors contributions, especially by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) cannot be ignored. This Book, therefore, is a product of a study that delved into the role that USAID played in promoting good governance in Uganda during the first 42 years of independence. The Book identifies and discusses in detail, Six Major Broad Areas in which the role of USAID was very critical. It is the Author s hope that readers will find it very informative, more so, it being a one-stop script, and the first one of its kind, in aiding their understanding of the very topical issues written about.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) is the public broadcaster of Uganda. It was founded as a result of the "Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Act, 2004", which merged the operations of Uganda Television (UTV) and Radio Uganda. It started broadcasting on November 16, 2005. The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Act stated that the UBC should be funded by the levying of a television license fee. Collection of a license fee set at USh20,000 (around 8.40 or US$10.80) started in 2005. However, collection was subsequently halted by President Yoweri Museveni. There has since been pressure to reinstate the license fee to maintain UBC''s independence.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Uganda United States relations are bilateral relations between Uganda and the United States. Although U.S.-Ugandan relations were strained during the rule of Idi Amin in the 1970s, relations improved after Amin''s fall. In mid-1979, the United States reopened its embassy in Kampala. Relations with successor governments were cordial, although Obote and his administration rejected strong U.S. criticism of Uganda''s human rights situation. Bilateral relations between the United States and Uganda have been good since Museveni assumed power, and the United States has welcomed his efforts to end human rights abuses and to pursue economic reform. Uganda is a strong supporter of the Global War on Terror. The United States is helping Uganda achieve export-led economic growth through the African Growth and Opportunity Act and provides a significant amount of development assistance. At the same time, the United States is concerned about continuing human rights problems and the pace of progress toward the establishment of genuine political pluralism.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Uganda has been hailed as a rare success story in the fight against HIV and AIDS, widely being viewed as the most effective national response to the pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. President Yoweri Museveni established the AIDS Control Program (ACP) within the Ministry of Health (MOH) to create policy guidelines for Uganda s fight against HIV/AIDS. Uganda quickly realized that HIV/AIDS was more than a health issue and in 1992 created a Multi-sectoral AIDS Control Approach. In addition, the Uganda AIDS Commission, also founded in 1992, has been instrumental in developing a national HIV/AIDS policy. A variety of approaches to AIDS education have been employed, ranging from the promotion of condom use to 'abstinence only' programmes. There is suggestion, however, that the HIV infection rate in Uganda is on the rise, perhaps linked to over-emphasis on abstinence at the expense of condom use.