This weekend, the URN National Perspective team launches a series of editions reflecting on the 50 years of independence. For the next fourteen weeks, we will look back, investigate, examine and put the spotlight on the country that was born on October 9th, 1962, and what it has become 50 years later.
Starting this Saturday, we look at the forming of a nation; the independence movement that was sweeping across the continent and the events in the late 1950s as Ugandans started agitating for self governance.
Subsequent editions will share ordinary Ugandans’ experiences from the days running up to Independence day, as well as on October 9th when the nation was declared free from colonialism.
We will dig into the history of Ugandan political parties, focusing specifically on some of the parties that participated in the forming of the nation, and run through the 50 years to Uganda’s current multiparty politics.
The series will feature landmark events the country has witnessed, as well as the personalities that have shaped Uganda as a country.
With our network of correspondents across the country, our coverage will be as diverse in geography as it will be in themes/topics. We will look at the economy and how far it has come, the arms of government, the health sector, the education sector, arts, culture and the entertainment industry.
Tune in to the URN partner radio stations for the in-depth and engaging reports as they air, or visit this page every Monday to listen to or download the different editions.
Check on this page for details about when and on which radio stations the program airs. Happy Jubilee!
National Perspective’s Tom Malaba has been reporting on crime and crime prevention matters for over a decade. But like many of us, he had never quite come this close to a police patrol mission. We don’t mean that he had never been within a few inches of a patrol car.
But he had never taken time to spend three days with a patrol mission, to understand the details of how these missions are carried out, what kind of incidents the patrols respond to or what kind of challenges the officers face.
So in this second and last edition of our series on police patrols, Malaba brings us his experience of spending three days working with a group of police patrollers.
He trails the patrollers as they interact with the community on a sensitization trip.
His second day was highlighted by spending some time in the police control room at Central Police Station, Kampala, where all emergency calls are received and responded to.
But the most interesting part is that he actually became witness to police patrol action as they respond to a road accident in Kireka, just outside of Kampala.
In the three days, Malaba also gets to share in the challenges that such missions face. Some of the challenges apply to the work of the police, not only in Kampala, but across the country.
Have a good listen.
Agenda Item Number 3 of the Juba Peace talks was signed as a result of an agreement between the Ugandan Government and the Lord’s Resistance Army for accountability and reconciliation in terms of the atrocities that were committed in Northern Uganda.
Its implementation turned out to be the War Crimes Court, a special division of the High Court of Uganda that was later re-designated as the International Crimes Division.
The court’s first trial was that of Thomas Kwoyelo who was charged with 12 counts and 53 alternative charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. However, his trial was later halted on the orders of the Constitutional Court of Uganda, basing itself on the fact he had applied for amnesty.
This edition brings you insight into what Kwoyelo’s continued detention means for the amnesty process, the trial itself and the relationship between the International Crimes Division and the International Criminal Court (ICC).
National Perspective brings this program to you every week, with each edition exploring a topical issue in-depth.
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When one is struck by lightning, an explosive force carries them off their feet, plunging them onto the ground. It leaves one without any control of their senses for the first few moments. Well, at least that is the story of Godfrey Businge, a lightning survivor.
Lightning injuries and deaths were never the material that news headlines are made of. But in 2011, lightening has sent shock waves across the country.
An unspecified number of people and livestock have died, causing panic in both urban and rural areas. Almost each part of the country has had its share of this disaster.
This week’s edition of National Perspective explores the lightning disaster that has intensified in Uganda and beyond. To get an understanding of the disaster and if it can be avoided, listen to this week’s edition.
National Perspective, your 30-minute current affairs program is back! Want to listen to it? Tune in to a radio station in your area and get informed!
The program will table the issues that affect you, your community and country. We will get to the bottom of the issues that leave you wondering how your country is run. The strange incidents that have left your neighborhood shaken, the natural and man-made disasters, the strange diseases will all be brought under the microscope.
Our reporters and correspondents countrywide will put the questions swirling in your head to those that are responsible for giving you the answers. Tune in to National Perspective and you will get all the information you need to know and you will discover the truth behind the facts, the figures and the speeches.
And here is where you can find all that.
|Radio Station||Location||Time of Broadcast|
|Dembe Fm||Kampala||Saturday 10:00am|
|Guide Radio||Kasese||Saturday 9:00am|
|KKC Radio||Kagadi||Saturday 8:00am|
|Kyenjojo FM||Kyenjojo||Saturday 2:00pm|
|Luo FM||Pader||Saturday 8:00pm|
|Mambule FM||Sembabule||Saturday 2:00pm|
|Radio King||Gulu||Friday 7.20 pm|
|Open Gate||Mbale||Saturday 9:30am|
|Power FM||Kampala||Saturday 11:00am|
|Radio Wa||Lira||Saturday 5:30pm|
|Rock Mambo||Tororo||Saturday 6:30pm|
|Speak Fm||Gulu||Saturday 10:00am|
|Step Fm||Mbale||Saturday 9:00am|
|UBC Radio||Countrywide||Sunday 8:00am|
|Kamuli Broadcasting||Kamuli||Saturday 10:00am|
|Heart FM||Mubende||Sunday 10:30 to 11am|
A full audio version of the program will be uploaded on this page on Monday every week.
And, your opinions and burning questions on the weekly topic and many others are always welcome. Get in touch through our website by posting your comments on this page or call us on +256 0414 530 777
Everything from football, rubgy and athletics to table tennis, badminton and omweso have been affected by poor management, primarily resulting from the endemic graft in the country.
Today, Uganda Radio Network reports Franklin Draku, Edward Bindhe, Aldon Walukamba, Joe Wacha and Columbus Tusiime go behind the scenes to investigate who exactly is Just Playing Games with sports in Uganda?
Three famous legends surround the origins of the Kingdom of Busoga in southeastern Uganda.
- A famous hunter, Mukuma, his wife and two dogs, came from the east side of Mt Elgon and crossed through Bugisu and Budama into Busoga. Mukuma had eight sons and each was appointed ruler over a clan of Busoga.
- Mukama did not come to Busoga at all. He sent his sons to rule Busoga because there were no capable rulers in Busoga.
- Kintu, the first king of Buganda, was also called Mukama. He too came to Busoga from the east of Mt Elgon. Kintu left his sons in Busoga and continued to Buganda. He returned to Busoga and lived in a place called Buswikira where he died and was buried there. Kintu’s tomb is marked by a rock in Igombe and is the focus of several traditional religions.
According to oral history about the turn of the 16th Century, an important event took place, which was to give Basoga their peculiar cultural configuration. This was the advent of the Baisengobi clan; the light skinned people, who descended from Bunyoro.
Today, Busoga is falling apart due to intrigue, political differences and misrule.
Aldon Walukamba takes National Perspective to the heart of this downfall in Busoga – A Kingdom in Crisis.
Happy Birthday King Oyo!
As Uganda’s youngest traditional monarch turns 18 this year, Uganda Radio Network’s Emmanuel Kajubu investigates his youthful legacy, expectations on his reign and what lies ahead for the Omukama of Tororo.
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