By Aliker David martin
“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worst than it is, and the future less resolved than it would be” –Marcel Pagnol (French Writer, producer and Film Director1895-1974)
The UN last week released the first ever World Happiness Report.
According to Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) Uganda’s inflation rate slumped to 21.2 percent in March from a revised 25.7 percent in February 2012.
The Central Bank of Uganda ramped up its key lending rate to 23 percent last year after inflation soared on the back of high food and fuel prices.
Uganda’s unemployment rate is at 3.5 percent and that of the youth is at a whopping 32.2 percent while for those with degrees, it’s at 36 percent.
The World Bank report (2005) estimated that Uganda loses $ 300m (510b shillings) through corruption and procurement malpractices.
Last week, the government banned a pressure group Activist for Change (A4C). A4C is campaigning for good governance and freedom in Uganda.
- We lost the momentum with that Hardtalk Museveni interview! (sebaspace.wordpress.com)
- Bringing Light To Uganda, And Sharing The Story (earthtechling.com)
- Uganda bans protest group amid corruption, social unrest (washingtontimes.com)
- Mara Foundation Launches “Uganda 2012 – More Than Kony 2012″ Video as Counter to Invisible Children’s Kony Videos (appablog.wordpress.com)
- Robinah : Uganda (kiva.org)