2020 UDN as seen in the Media

6th Sept Kampala Post Activists call on Uganda’s foreign creditors to cancel debt to free up cash for economic recovery

6th Sept Smart 24 TV Activists rally creditors to write off Uganda’s debts as millions face poverty

6th Sept Nile post Activists rally foreign donors to cancel Uganda’s debts

6th Sept Dembe Fm Aba UDN basabye ebbanja lya uganda lisonyibwe

6th Sept Daily Monitor Analysts call for total debt cancellation over Covid-19 impact on economy

5TH Sept New Vision Anti-Graft crusaders want IGG appointed

25th August Daily monitor Availability of budget information still limited

2nd August Daily Monitor Poor Countries wait for debt relief from G-20

16th July Gugudde TV Okunoyereza kubikwata kumbalilira (OBS launch Presser Luganda)
16TH July NowNews TV Uganda's Budget Transparency continues to decline
16th July UBC TV Budget Transparency Uganda Ranks 36 out of 117 countries (2019 OBS)
16th July Record Tv Obulambulukufu muu mbalirira eyeegwaanga (OBS launch presser (Luganda)
15th July Smart Tv Open Budget Survey Result launch for Uganda
15th July UBC TV Insight into Uganda’s 2019 Open Budget Survey results.
15th July Gugudde Tv Okukubaganya ebirowoozo kubyenfuna By'EggwangaOpen Budget Survey 2019
15th July Smart Tv Understanding Uganda's 2019 Open Budget Index Transparency
15th July NTV Uganda ranks 2nd in Africa (Open Budget Survey 2019)
15th July NBS TV Uganda's 2019 Open budget Survey Results Released
13th July Urban Tv Accountability Practice Taking a case study for Uganda Open Budget Survey 2019)

13th July Debt in Uganda’s power sector must enhance, not undercut development


11th July Budget survey shows a decline in transparency

8th July Effective cloth masks against Covid-19

7th July Parliament committee mulls over sh2.5 Trillion loan requests in June
30th June NTV Fitch Revises Outlook on Uganda to Negative; Affirms at 'B+'
30th June NBS Uganda's debt against GDP
30th June NTV Increase in Uganda’s debt

30th June The 2020/2021 trial and error Budget

24th June Govt must solve high transport fare issue

11th June NTV Health Budget assessment amidst COVID -19 pandemic

11th June NOW TV Reading the National Budget amidst COVID 19
17TH May NTV Fiscal measures by EAC members for FY2020/21 budget in light of the COVID 19 Uganda crisis
30th April NTV MPs condemned for clinging onto UGX 10bn
7th May NTV Government receives 1.87 trillion COVID 19 loan from IMF
16th April NTV Morning @ NTV, Economic Impact of COVID 19 Pandemic
16th April NTV Government extends COVID 19 lockdown, will Uganda’s economy take the heat?
16th April NTV Abalondoola ebyenfuna balabudde ku mbeera eyoo okwongezaayo omuggalo

26th March Key health system strategies that are crucial in responding to COVID-19

17th February CSOs want list of companies exempted from taxation published

24th January Debt in Uganda’s power sector must enhance, not undercut development

2019 UDN as seen in the Media

Road sector quality checks vital:Tuesday April 9 2019

Let partnership gains not elude Africa: Wednesday April 3 2019

Civil Society Organizations Call For A Rethink Of The Lubowa Hospital Investment:March 28, 2019

Civil society say laws were flouted in Lubowa hospital deal:March 27, 2019

CSOs ask gov’t to rethink Lubowa hospital project:March 27, 2019

Use of incentives in attracting foreign direct investment:18th March 2019

Africa should consider policy shift to improve economies: Thursday February 28 2019

Budget funding: What are the other options?:Tuesday February 19 2019

Government should promote agriculture to reduce youth unemployment:Tuesday February 19 2011

Public debt stress in Uganda is avoidable:Wednesday January 23 2019

Will Uganda ever get out of debt?:Tuesday January 22 2019

Due diligence in loan contraction pre-empts dire consequences – Lessons from Kawempe, Kiruddu Hospital:January 14, 2019

Uganda public debt burden to bite in 2019/2020 – CSOs:January 7, 2019

2018 UDN as seen in the Media

 Chinese loans grow to Shs6 trillion  Uganda 7: Fri, 31st, Aug, 2018

Uganda's Ailing Health Sector Gets Booster Shot from US  Voice of America: Thru, 2nd, August, 2018

China’s Uganda road construction building debt dependence  Voice of America: Mon, 30th, July, 2018

Social media tax will hamper growth of financial services in Uganda  New Vision Online: Mon, 16th, July, 2018

Uganda: More taxes, poor quality services New Vision Online: Fri, 13th, July, 2018

Sectoral reforms imperative for Uganda’s sustainable development  New Vision Online: Thru, 5th, July, 2018

Human capital development is key to economic transformation  New Vision Online: Tue, 3rd, July, 2018

Provide farmers soft loans as means of boosting agriculture  Daily monitor: Monday, July, 2nd, 2018

Gains in agricultural sector yet to be felt despite increased budget allocation  Daily monitor: Wednesday, 20th, June, 2018

An audit will help to redeem and uphold BOU Matooke Republic: Tue, 29th, May, 2018 

Rising public debt stifling EA countries development budgets Daily Monitor: Wed, 16th, May, 2018 Pg.16

Initial policy alternatives to mobile money tax in Uganda Summit Business: Tue,15th,May,2018

Other alternatives to Mobile Money Tax should be considered Daily Monitor online: Fri, 4th, May 2018

Initial Alternatives to mobile money tax New vision online: Thru, 3rd, May, 2018

Uganda’s jig-saw debt and service delivery Daily Monitor: Fri, 27th, April, 2018 Pg. 24

Uganda: Are debt levels rising higher than economic growth? -New vision online: Wed, 11th, April, 2018

Budget monitoring and participation is wanting Daily Monitor online: Wed, 3rd, March, 2018

Financing Uganda’s budget internally remains a dream -Daily monitor: Monday, 5th, February, 2018

Economic and budget experts have expressed dissatisfaction with the manner in which the Budget Framework paper was done Nile Post News: Fri, 26th January, 2018


2017 UDN as seen in the Media

Allocations to local governments decreased by sh63b, and health and education did not increase much either - New vision: Online Monday, 13th, November. 2017

Why Uganda should tame her appetite to borrow - Daily Monitor: Online Wednesday, 8th, November, 2017

Debt-to-exports a big challenge for Uganda - New vision: Wednesday, 8th, November, 2017

UDN-AFRODAD collaboration to host a East Africa Debt Conference in Uganda - BBS TV: 28th to 29th September, 2017

"Addressing Uganda’s Public Debt - NBS TV interview: Friday, 29th, Sept 2017

Adhere to the initial objectives of PTA loan to fund National Medical Stores. - New vision online: Thursday, 28th, Sept, 2017

Can debt be relied on to revamp our economy? - New vision: Monday, 18th, September, 2017

Three years to Middle income; Missing Ingredients New vision - Thursday, 3rd, August 2017

Is Uganda’s economy strong enough to service its public debt? - 16th July 2017

Population and national budget - 14th July 2017

Uganda’s rate of borrowing is unsustainable, says parliament - 15th June 2017

Uganda: Civil society organizations Advise Govt to Do Away With Tax Waivers -  31 May 2017

Civil society organizations urge government to reconsider tax incentives to investors | NTV 31 May 2017

Is Uganda-China debt relationship sustainable? - 19th April 2017

How proposed taxes are likely to affect business - Wednesday April 26 2017

25,000 pensioners to be deleted from payroll - Sunday April 23 2017

Will Uganda harness her public debt dividends? - 27th April 2017

Is Uganda-China debt relationship sustainable? - 19th April 2017

Government should manage debt as interest payment is not sustainable - Monday April 17 2017


Uganda’s debt rate growth is worrying – Dr. Ezra Suruma -  


Uganda cautioned on prudent use of loans - Tuesday, April, 11th, 2017

Budget priorities: CSBAG calls for fiscal discipline | NTV - Sunday  April  9th  2017

Uganda says seeking $500 million loan from China for roads in oil area - March 22, 2017

Health insurance is long overdue in Uganda - 16th March 2017

Transform the goal for women’s economic empowerment - 10th March 2017

Finance ministry officials fail to account for Shs1 trillion petroleum fund - Thursday March 9th 2017 

Prioritize EAC protocol on industrialization - 6th March 2017

Detectives uncover how OPM officer used public funds to clear his loans - Sunday Febraury 26th 2017

Uganda: Parliament Helicopter Talk - Civil Society Can Do Better -  23 February 2017

ANALYSIS: Corruption growing in local governments - February 20, 2017

Uganda: CSOs Punch Holes in Parliament's Plans to Purchase Speaker's Chopper - 20 FEBRUARY 2017

Uganda mortgages oil to China to get Standard Gauge Railway - Sunday Febraury 5 2017

Speaker’s helicopter not on Uganda’s list of priorities - Friday February 3 2017

Why Gov’t should increase health budget - 2nd February 2017

Government to spend Shs95b on vehicles - Thursday February 2 2017

Civil society calls for increased govt funding to fight drought - Monday January 23 2017

Uganda: Presidential handshake is a sign of the oil curse - January 14, 2017

Public service standing orders to be revised - 13th January 2017

Uganda’s Risks of Debt Sustainability Increase – IMF  - January 11, 2017

Why Shs 6bn bonus has incensed NRM insiders - January 9, 2017

Queries raised on $1.7m Uganda ‘presidential handshake’ - Monday January 9 2017

Anger as ministries fail to spend Shs 175b - Sunday January 8 2017

URA breaks silence on Shs6b cash bonanza - Friday January 6 2017

Activists criticise government over Shs6b oil cash bonanza - Thursday January 5 2017

HERITAGE OIL BONANZA: A Milestone Record Breaker as Poverty and Hunger Streams Rural Areas - January 7, 2017

Uganda: How Govt Cleared Shs6 Billion Payout to Officials in Oil Tax Deal - 4 January 2017

Akol in Hot Soup As Lawyer Moves To Sue Her Over Oil Money

Court Nullifies Justice Kavuma Orders

URA dragged to court over deal with Tullow Oil - March 1, 2017

USD620m Stolen From Oil Fund

Hard times ahead after World Bank cash freeze, September 21 2016

Our youth should change attitude towards agriculture, August 31 2016

Bailouts are an opportunity for economic structural reforms, August 7 2016

Consider Economic Stimulus instead of Bailouts, August 4 2016

Minimum wage necessary to rectify issues of social protection and poverty, July 26 2016

We Warned Museveni about Bail Outs Years Ago – KACITA, 31st July 2016

Reform, don’t bailout- Uganda Debt Network, 31st July 2016

Kacita snub bailouts as reward to NRM funders, 31st July 2016

Bailout is a Symptom of Misplaced Priorities - Cecilia Ogwal, 30th July 2016

There are Many Ways to Bail Out Distressed Companies – Economic Expert, 30th July 2016

Minimum wage necessary to rectify issues of social protection and poverty, 26th July 2016

Debt-to-GDP ratio increases by 31% in one year, 30th June 2016

Debt: Has Uganda mortgaged its oil with increased borrowing? June 28 2016

Debt levels may push East African economies into financial distress, June 27 2016

FDC warns gov't over increasing public debt, 27th June 2016

Will the Budget meet citizens’ hopes?, 21 June 2016

Become a debt collector, young man, it’s where the money is in today’s Uganda, June 18 2016

Uganda sees oil as answer to growing public debt,June 18 2016

Uganda: Kampala Borrows U.S.$48 Million to Build Inland Port On Shores of Lake Victoria 30 APRIL 2016

M7 Did Not Endorse MPs Move On Taxes— State House  Apr 29, 2016 

Tax row: How MPs trapped themselves Tuesday, April 19   2016

URA to lose sh42b over MPs’ tax exemption 18th April 2016 

MPs tax evasion deal sparks public anger Monday, April 18   2016

MP tax exemption elicits backlash from civil society 17 April 2016

Activists fear post-election inflation hike, March 7 2016

New 458 MPs to get Shs11b every month,February 28,2016

10th Parliament must clean up the pensions sector,26th February 2016

 Consolidate EAC opportunities beyond Standard Gauge Railway,Feb 04, 2016

Why governments must prioritise children when budgeting,Jan 22, 2016

 Uganda shouldn’t take lightly the drop in oil prices, 15th January 2016

IGG Probe: 2 Local Gov’t Ministry Drivers Used 4 Cars at Once,Jan 15,2016

IGG Probes Local Gov’t PS Mutabwire Over Shs 10bn Theft, Jan 15,2016

Debt payment to cost Uganda Shs2trillion: January 14,2016

How corruption has hindered development: January 08 2016

Politics killing local revenue collection, says report,December 11, 2015

Access to information vital for fight against graft Publish Date: Oct 07, 2015

Public should play a role in managing aid, October 1 2015

We’ll not overspend on elections - Muhakanizi Publish Date: Sep 29, 2015

Government to reduce public spending, September 30 2015

Why appropriate policy actions are vital for debt sustainability Publish Date: Aug 18, 2015

Museveni should steer concerted effort on Burundi and S. Sudan Publish Date: Aug 17, 2015

Grassroots monitoring and aid effectiveness: does greater community involvement matter? Publish Date: Aug 12, 2015

Do citizens have a role in public debt acquisition and management? Publish Date: Jul 30, 2015

Confiscated wealth will increase funding to priority sectors Publish Date: Jul 13, 2015

Anti-corruption law welcome, 12 July 2015

Improve management of borrowed funds Publish Date: Jul 08, 2015

Justice should not only be done but always be seen to be done Publish Date: Jul 07, 2015

Of Uganda’s sh25 trillion budget and debts Publish Date: Jun 02, 2015

 Assessing Uganda’s performance towards achievement of MDGs Publish Date: Feb 03, 2015

There are loopholes in plan to liberalise pension sector, January 31 2015