Tuesday, 21 June 2016



Many times when someone is in a fix to the extent of calling on you for financial assistance he/she May not be sure that you will bail him/her in which case he/she May approach many more people to increase the chances of getting assisted.

If you decide to assist this person using mobile money, it is important that your identity is clear. If the person you assisted does not say thank you, the reason is that he/she tried a number of options and is now not sure who bailed him, and it becomes difficult for him/her to start ringing all those he had expected assistance from to find out who sent the money. So, if you send money to a person and he does not say thank you, what should get to your mind is that he/she is not sure who sent the money, so what you have to do is get open tell him/her that you sent the money and you will definitely get a thank you.

Looks simple but it is an experience in life.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016


Brothers, gentlemen and fellow OBs! I think most of you have read in the press the very highly shocking news : the death of our fellow OB, the famous Dr Joseph Galiwango who was found dead in his country home house in Wakiso. Dr Galiwango has for most of the time lived in Ontario Canada where he practiced as a leading paediatrician appreciated by all.Dr Galiwango was an eminent member of Mugwanya House and was an academic giant! He belonged to that very prestigious academic year which in 1964 did marvels in the Cambridge O-Level exams, and this was the fateful road accident year which cost us the 12 great students. In the exams Dr Galiwango got 11 points and was one of the three students who came second to scientsist John Nazareth (Canada) who scored aggregate 9. That same year had, among the very many others, Katikkiro Hon J.B.Walusimbi, Hon J.B. Kawanga of Masaka, Hon Leonard Lubowa ( ex-Mayor of Kla), Prof E. K. Mbidde, Dr G.H. Kkolokolo etc..( as I'm expected to give more detail on them later). In the A-Levels Dr Galiwango was tops in his PCB combination in Uganda, garnering a solid 1BAA3 and Cambridge awarded him with a scholarship to study Medicine in UK. He won good degrees there and became Member of the Royal College of Physicians. He was recruited there and eventually in Canada where he stayed for many years before retiring to Uganda. Dr Galiwango was a very friendly person and had a very high opinion of the Brothers and fellow OBs. Sincere condolences to the family, his wife and their four sons, and all relatives. Condolences as well to the Brothers who knew him so much and to all OBs who now lose a real pillar of their community. May the Good Lord bless his humble soul in His heavenly glory.
Dr G.H. Kkolokolo ( Paris / France )


 It is quite sad the loss of one of the most brilliant students St Mary's has

ever groomed. The little I know about him was that he was the best at

his HSC in the mid 60's( PC😎😎He did so well he earned himself a scholarship to study
Medicine in Glasgow from where he trans located to Canada. I am told, but I
have never seen him, that he was soft spoken and reserved. Also that he had

come back to follow up  on his developments in Kampala.
May his soul rest in eternal peace!

Dr. Lawrence Kaggwa

'His contribution to medicine is beyond just the practice of pediatrics'
CBC News Posted: Jun 12, 2016 5:12 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 13, 2016 10:35 AM ET
A former Windsor, Ont., doctor, Joe Galiwango, was found dead in his home in Uganda on June 9. The Uganda Police Force confirmed to CBC News late Sunday that it's investigating how Galiwango died.
Dr. Galiwango was a well-respected pediatrician who practiced for more than 30 years in Windsor before retiring in Uganda.
He co-founded the former neonatal intensive care unit at Grace Hospital in Windsor, and he was also instrumental in helping with the W.E. Care for Kids campaign fundraising, which supports local pediatric health care.
"His contribution to medicine is beyond just the practice of pediatrics," said Dr. Gary Ing, who first met Galiwango as a medical student. "He certainly added to the overall being of the children in our community."
His death came as a surprise to many who knew him well, including Frank Kigozi who was a long-time friend of Galiwango.
"I was very heartbroken," said Kigozi, "He was really a good good man."
Kigozi met Galiwango in 1993 when he moved to Windsor from Uganda. He credits Galiwango for helping him to become more familiar with Canada.
"He encouraged us to take up English because that's the only way we could survive here," said Kigozi. "I am still shocked about his passing. He was a nice guy and a role model to me."
Dr. Ing also says the medical field and those who knew Galiwango are grieving. "He's well-liked by both his colleagues and the patients and their families," said Ing.

Former Windsor pediatrician reported dead in Ugandan home


Tuesday, 7 June 2016




I think it is unlawful for any local government in Uganda to deliberate in a local language. This is against the background that minutes of such deliberation MUST be in the official language which is understood by Government Public Servants who come in to audit whatever council decided or even the management of financial resources.


 Wedding day
It was the wedding of His Majesty the King of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II which took place at St. Paul Cathedral, Namirembe on August 27, 1999.
This was billed Uganda's wedding of the millennium and by then the King was 45 years old.
Unlike political leaders in Uganda, the King commands respect from his subjects in a traditional cultural setting and he is so much loved by the people to the extent that normally a month to his visit of any place within his Buganda kingdom, preparations are started. And the people are always very jolly to see him in public.
On the occasion of the wedding, Maj. Richard Carr Gomm, king Mutebi's childhood guardian brought best wishes from Queen Elizabeth and also from Mutebi's godparents Capt. Ronnie and Mrs Owen.
News that the King was to marry became public knowledge on February 18 when the Buganda Katikiiro (Prime minister) made the announcement.

By David Kibirige & Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda - The Monitor News Paper - Source: http://www.uganda.co.ug/buganda/wed_gown.htm
Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, got donations worth more than Shs 1 billion for the August 27 royal wedding.
Mutebi exchanged matrimonial vows with Sylvia Nagginda Luswata at St. Paul's Cathedral, Namirembe before hosting thousands to a grand reception in Lubiri.
The chairman of the wedding finance sub-committee, James Mulwana, yesterday briefed journalists about the donations and how the money was spent.
Mulwana who was flanked by Prince Kassim Nakibinge and Mengo minister of Finance, J. B. Walusimbi plus several wedding sub-committee heads, told a news conference at Lugogo Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) boardroom, that on top of cash, other items were also received.
"In terms of cash contributions, we received a total of Shs 736 million and US $86,000 (Shs 126,420,000)," Mulwana said in a news write-up which was read to journalists by Mengo's minister of Information and Public Relations.
Mulwana said on top of cash donations, the mayor, John Ssebaana Kizito and Kampala City Council (KCC) contributed US $75,000 (Shs 110,250,000) for the repair of Kabakanjagala Drive and Lubiri Ring Road, ministry of Works also provided Shs 60m for roads around the Bulange.
Ministry of Finance contributed Shs 64m to pay the taxes on the Kabaka's vehicle, a Toyota Lexus which was imported from Japan.
Mulwana said that the vehicle cost US $65,000 (Shs 95,550,000) but denied it was imported to drive the royal couple. The cash contributions plus services valued in kind totaled Shs 1,106,844,750.
Mulwana also cited some of the various organizations that provided services; Uganda Electricity Board who provided a generator, electrical power connection to the Twekobe and street lights on Kabakanjagala Drive, National Water and Sewerage Corporation provided the water to the Lubiri, while Uganda Telcom Limited provided the telephone exchange for Kireka Palace.
Century Bottling Company donated 2,000 crates of soda, Nile Breweries 400 crates of beer, Uganda Breweries 100 crates of beer, Crown Beverages 500 crates of soda, Caltex 2,000 litres of fuel and the US Embassy, USAID plus BAT who provided tents for the reception.
Mulwana also gave a list of 427 major contributors who included President Yoweri Museveni and his family who donated Shs 10m and 10 heifers, Nile Breweries Shs 62.5m, Uganda Breweries Shs 60m and CelTel who gave Shs 40m.
Isabirye J. of Kenya-based Mugoya Construction and Mobile Telephone Network donated Shs 20m, parliamentarians gave Shs 19.5m, Bank of Uganda Shs 15m while Karmali Amirali (Mukwano), Madhvani Group, Mbire Charles, Sudhir Ruparelia, Sharma Mehta Group and Grand Imperial Hotel/Karim Hirji donated Shs 10m each.
Mulwana said out of the money contributed Shs 200m went to ROKO Construction as part payment towards the renovation of Twekobe.
"The estimated cost so far is Shs 500m of which we have paid Shs 200m. ROKO will be able to give us the final cost of the work when it is completed in about a month's time," he said; adding that 60% of the job is complete.
He said another Shs 230m was used to upgrade the Kireka Palace, the wedding reception cost Shs 160m, invitations, decorations and church cost Shs 20m while security and first aid cost Shs 16m.
He further said that video, photography, TV transmissions plus entertainment cost Shs 20m. Other items cost Shs 90m and US $21,000 (Shs 30,870,000).
Mulwana thanked all those who contributed, and asked Baganda and Mengo friends to continue contributing to allow Mengo complete the Twekobe.
He said more works like landscaping and fencing around the main building and constructing of other buildings, required to make the Lubiri a functional residence for the Kabaka and his family, call for more donations.
"We have discharged our responsibility well and as transparently as we could. We ask Ssabasajja Kabaka and all the people of Uganda to forgive us for those things which have not gone perfectly well. We apologise to those who have been inconvenienced in any way. We thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this process," Mulwana added.

All the people of Buganda were invited to the reception which was at the Kings palace.
King Mutebi was born on 13th April 1955 at Mulago Hospital.
Mutesa body brought back to Uganda.
 Amin (RIP) meets Mutebi prior to burial of his father.
On April 4, 1971 when the body of his late father Sir Edward Mutesa II was brought back for burial is when he became head of the 52 clans which make Buganda.
Images of the coronation
 His Majesty Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi on his throne.
The coronation as the 36th King of Buganda was on July 31st 1993 and this is celebrated yearly.
The map shows the boundary of his kingdom Buganda. 
That is the smart King of Buganda
 The Queen Lady Sylvia Naginda has a number of Projects under Nabagereka Foundation for betterment of the girl child and the women in particular.

The king is behind so many innovations which include:
1. Sporting activities in the kingdom,
2. Poverty alleviation programs,
3. Communication to his subjects and news media through a radio and television,
4. Programs to boost better health of the people,
5. Bursary to needy children from within Uganda to mention some


I have a Calendar for 2016 which I personally designed and has a fair impression of the visit to Uganda.


Monday, 6 June 2016


How to start a Uganda Business

If you're a business traveler to Africa intending to start a Uganda business, this Business Guide will help you in 3 major areas.
Uganda Business Guide
  • First of all, it will help you familiarize with the standard Uganda government procedures for starting a business.
  • Secondly, it will help evaluate how much time it will take to get formal business registration
  • And thirdly, it will help you estimate how much it will cost you to fulfill the baseline Company licensing procedures in Uganda.
After you have seen what it takes to register your business, you should be able to determine whether you will hire a Uganda Business Consultant to walk you through the process or you will do it yourself.

When to register your Uganda Business

Whereas you can start and operate a business in Uganda for years without any formal Registration.
I mean, it is not even illegal to operate certain small businesses in Uganda without registration,
But, once your clientele begins to expand, it will become difficult for you to clinch those big deals without a fully registared business.
There are about 18 general procedures you will need to fullfill before you can start a formal business in Uganda.
The procedures can increase or decrease depending on the industry within which your business will be operating.
Here are some of the small business opportunities you can pursue without any registration in Uganda.
Starting your Small business without any registration is prudent when you want to save on your start up resources. But ,my advice is that you should formalize your business upfront, if you hope to reap the benefits of business growth.
Your business will need formal existence in the following circumstances.
  • When accessing credit from a financial Institution
  • When acquiring raw materials from a serious supplier, and
  • When doing business with the Government of Uganda.

Where to Register your Uganda Business

  • Registration with a Locality, Village or Market: Is suitable for Micro Businesses.
  • Registration with the District Authorities: Is suitable for Bigger businesses localized in a particular District.
  • Registration with the Registrar of Companies: Is suitable if your business will operate across the country.
Because you will incur reasonable costs, in terms of time and Money, while processing your business registration, you need to follow the procedure that matches the size of your planned Uganda business.
The're several Law firms and Business Consulting firms in Uganda that can help you with this process as it tends to consume alot of valuable business time.

The 18 Uganda Business Registration Procedures

  1. Reserve your company Name at the Registrar's office. Duration 2 days and Cost UGX 25,000

    To reserve a company name, the Investor files a company name request at the Office of the Registrar. A clerk conducts an automated search and forwards the application to a staff lawyer.
    The Registrar reviews the application and, if the application is approved, returns it with the assessment, which the Investor takes to the bank. Upon paying the fee, the founder receives a receipt that is used to complete the name reservation.
  2. Pay registration fees at the bank. Duration 1 day

    You need to make all non-tax payments to government agencies at a bank.
  3. Obtain the necessary incorporation and Tax registration forms from the Uganda Bookshop. Duration 1 day and Cost UGX 5600.
    The fees for each of the required incorporation forms are as follows:
    • Statement of nominal capital: UGX 500.
    • Declaration of compliance with the requirements of the Companies Act (Form A2): UGX 500.
    • Particulars of directors and secretaries: UGX 700.
    • Consent to act as director of company: UGX 500.
    • Notice of situation of the registered office and the registered post address: UGX 500.
  4. Sign the declaration of compliance before the commissioner of oaths. Duration 1 day and cost UGX 10,000
    Your Declaration of compliance with the requirements of the Companies Act (FORM A2), must be commissioned (signed and sealed) before a commissioner for oaths, who is an advocate. The other documents can be witnessed by any other reputable person because they are not an oath.
  5. Obtain requisition for bank pay-in slip and Bank payment Advice forms from the Uganda Registration Services Bureau. Duration 1 day and Cost UGX 0 (Zero)
    Computerized processes reduced the time frame for paying government levies, such as fees for licenses and certificates. The process requires only 30 minutes, down from 4 working days.
  6. Pay registration fees at a given bank. Duration 1 day and Cost UGX 2500 Bank Charges
    Registration receipts are obtained from the bank where the fees were paid (within 30–40 minutes). Previously, the Investor would pay the fee at the bank and then wait for 3 days to pick up the receipts from the Ministry of Justice.
  7. File with the registra general , Duration 1 day.
    Fee schedule for company registration:
    • Registration fees: UGX 100,000
    • Stamp duty: 0.5 % of shared capital.
    • Stamp duty on Articles of Association: UGX 35,000 ( flat fee).
    Registration fees depend on the amount of share capital. They increase as the share capital increases. For instance, the fee for share capital UGX 5 million is UGX 160,000, and for share capital 10 million, UGX 186,000. Registration fees for a company whose share capital does not exceed UGX 40,000 has been increased to UGX 100,000.
  8. File with the local office of the Uganda Revenue Authority , a personal inquiry form for each director and a coporate preliminary inquiry form, Recieve a tax Identification Number (TIN). Duration 3 days and Cost UGX O (Zero)
  9. Apply for coperate tax number. Duration 1 day and Cost UGX 0 (Zero)
  10. Apply for VAT registration. Duration 1 day and Cost UGX 0 (Zero)
    The current threshold for VAT is only for businesses with annual returns of UGX 50 million and above. However, if a company’s quarterly returns amount to USH 12.5 million and above, it should register for VAT. Only registered income tax payers may apply for VAT. An inspector from the Uganda Revenue Authority must inspect the business premises before a VAT certificate is issued.
  11. An inspector from Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) comes to inspect your Uganda business premices. Duration 1 day and Cost UGX 0 (Zero)
  12. Apply for Pay As You Earn (PAYE). Duration 1 day and Cost UGX 0 (Zero)
    The pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) tax is paid by the employee but collected by the employer. This tax comes into effect later, upon the company becoming operational. Rates are applied depending on the employee’s yearly income; for instance, Employees earning below 1,560,000 do not pay PAYE, 10% is taxed on incomes exceeding UGX 1.56 million but not exceeding UGX 2,820,000. The amount increases as the income increases.
  13. Obtain application forms for a Trading Licence. Duration 1 day
    For ease of distribution of trading licenses, a decentralized system has been set up in which the 5 companies were appointed to collect dues on behalf of Kampala City Council (KCC) for each of the city’s five administrative divisions.
  14. Licensing officer arranges to inspect your company premices and fills out an assesment form. Duration 1 day and Cost UGX 0 (Zero)
    The trading license is a general Uganda business license required for all companies, including service companies. The issuing authority is the municipal authority in the jurisdiction where the business premises are situated. A trading license can be obtained almost instantly, if the necessary documents on the nature of the intended Uganda business activities are available and the amount is assessed by the municipality or city council. Standard forms must be completed and submitted with the memorandum and articles of association and the certificate of incorporation.
  15. Pay license fee at the bank. Duration 1 day
    The founder must pay the relevant license fee at the bank, as follows:
    • Opening office: UGX 156,500.
    • Carrying out retail Uganda business: UGX 206,500.
    • Carrying out wholesale Uganda business: UGX 366,500.
  16. Obtain the trading license. Duration 1 day.
    If it is deemed necessary, the municipal inspectors (health and building) reserve the right to revoke and cancel the trading license
  17. File a form with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). Duration 4 days and Cost UGX 0 (Zero)
    The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is governed by the revised laws of Uganda, the National Social Security Fund Act Cap 222. The NSSF is a compulsory saving scheme that covers all employees in the private sector, including nongovernmental organizations and parastatal bodies that are not covered by the government pension scheme. Under the Act, every employer must register the company with the NSSF when it has 5 or more employees and all employees ages 16–35 must be NSSF members.
  18. Make a company seal, Duration 2 days and Cost UGX 225,500
    A company seal is mandatory.