- ItemThe Potential Impacts of The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) On Human Rights in Uganda.(ssrn.com, 2021-09-30) Mugabi. K. Ivan.This paper is primarily centered on interaction between the advancement of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (herein after the EACOP) on one hand and aspects of human rights on the other hand. This paper shall seek to borrow ideas from land rights, environmental rights and other right based narratives in demonstrating how and why the EACOP project is not only the most exciting socioeconomic but also a project giving room for opposing phenomenological discourses most of which are hinged upon ideas of human rights. This analysis shall therefore adopt a comparative as well as a reflective research design in asserting that in as much as the project is economically viable, lesson must be picked from other developing regions where similar projects have culminated into detrimental consequences upon the communities
- ItemGovernance and Poverty Eradication Policy Performance During the NRM Administration in Uganda 1986 – 2020.(Kabale University, 2023) Mucunguzi, Abel; Katabaazi, Anny BwengyePoverty in Uganda is attributed to diseases, limited access to land, large families, lack of markets for agricultural produce, lack of credit facilities, lack of education and vocational training, lack of jobs, high unfair taxes and market dues, death of family bread winners, ignorance and lack of information, idleness and laziness, insurgency and gender inequalities among others. This is the identifiable poverty structural complex within which any actor on poverty reduction and eradication has to work. However, despite the above elaborate classification of the causes of poverty in Uganda and the enactment of numerous anti-poverty policies, less effort has been expended in analyzing why the poverty situation in Uganda has not significantly changed since the NRM administration. This study therefore attempted inter alia to fill this research gap and also sought to introduce new concepts that can improve poverty reduction and eradication agenda in Uganda. The idea behind this research is that if the causes of the slow progress in poverty reduction are not identified and targeted holistically through policy and inculcation of good governance at all levels of government administration, it will be difficult for Uganda to achieve significant poverty reduction and eradication in the long run. Consequently therefore, the main objective of the study was to establish whether or not a relationship exists between governance and anti-poverty policy performance in Uganda and to generate governance practices that can be applied for better anti-poverty policy performance in Uganda in the future. Following on this objective it is hypothesized that a possible relationship exists between governance practices at all levels of government administration and poverty reduction so much so that particular governance practices are crucial in poverty reduction. A mixed research methodology was adopted in the study and a number of questions were adopted to assist in probing this hypothesis.
- ItemSkills for Collecting Research Data, Analytical Skills, and Lecturer Job Effectiveness at Nigerian Universities.(Kabale University, 2023) Oluwafemi, Ebenezer Jegede; Otu, Bernard D.This study sought to examine research data gathering skill, analytical skill and lecturers’ Job effectiveness in two Universities in Nigeria, namely University of Calabar of Cross River State, and Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Nigeria respectively. The choice of these two Universities is to balance the equation of the research on both the public and private universities. Literature review was both empirical and theoretical. The design used was causal comparative (Ex-Post-Facto). Two null hypotheses formulated to direct the investigation. The population of the study was 1856, from the two Universities. The instrument for data collection was constructed by the researchers using a four likert scale questionnaire titled; Skills for Collecting Research Data, Analytical Skills, and Lecturer Job Effectiveness at Nigerian Universities. The face and content validity was checked by experts in Measurement and Evaluation who vetted the items developed. The reliability of the instrument was trial tested using the Cronbach Alpha method and the co-efficient ranged from .71 to .86. The stratified sample technique was used to sample 420 lecturers, for the study. Statistical tool employed for data analysis was the simple linear regression at 0.05 level of significance, with 341 degree of freedom. The result of the analysis revealed that research data gathering skill, analytical skill significantly relate with lecturers’ Job effectiveness. It was recommended that regular seminars and workshops on research be organized for academics to update and sustain their skills in research.
- ItemFood Security in the Wake of Perennial Crop Farming. Paradoxes Underlying Commercial Agriculture in Kigezi.(Kabale University, 2023) Chama, JuliusThis study critically examines the contribution of tea growing in Kigezi region and how it affects the growth of other crops that are meant for food consumption. It underscores the performance of tea as a cash crop and also as a means of foreign exchange for the country as well as a source of employment. This study establishes that the tea sector has not in any way affected food security in the region of Kigezi and has instead improved house hold incomes, been a source of employment and boosted revenue for households. The sector has however registered some challenges like limited faith among the out growers who prefer their own traditional crops. There have also been challenges of lack of c ordination from stake holders like NEMA, the district local governments and government ministries, departments and agencies. The study recommends to government that policy makers make a comprehensive tea policy that stream lines conflicting agencies and also learn best practices from neighbouring countries like Kenya where the sector has performed immensely well. Farmers also need constant sencitizatin on the benefits of the cash crop.
- ItemDebunking the local government malaise under the decentralization policyin Uganda: an analytical treatise(Kabale University Interdisciplinary Research Journal (KURJ), 2022) Julius, ChamaSeveral years have passed since Uganda approved decentralization both as a tool of good governance and as a policy of poverty reduction however many regions and districts in the country, including the city authorities, continue to stagger in poverty and development melancholy. Studies conducted at the local/district level show that high levels of poorness and underdevelopment remain. This development paradox is the subject of this article. A review of the current literature and interviews with stakeholders in local government institutions in Uganda, unveil that conflicts, limited resources and continued fragmentation of districts by politicians have been impediments to progress. Hindrances also included the socio-economic and the political. It also portrays gerrymandering and a decrepit state of affairs. This study suggests the sovereignty of local governments, expansion of resource bases through robust methods such as taxation and the institutionalization of public sector reform programs to ensure a sustainable base for social services delivery