Efforts to change the controversial Marriage and Divorce Bill started in the 1960s. However, these efforts have faced scrutiny from religious and cultural leaders and individuals in parliament. Opponents of the bill fear that the law will change the values of marriage. Those in favour of the bill believe that it is an important tool for ensuring equal rights and will benefit all Ugandans equally.
The Africa Human Development Report 2016 released 3 months ago by the UN, the report warned that Uganda has to accelerate gender equality by empowering more women in all spheres of development if the country is to achieve the much desired middle-income status.
Youth unemployment is a big problem in Uganda, and different sources indicate that between 60% and 80% of the young population are unemployed. Many Ugandan secondary and university students are struggling to find a job after they graduate.
For its upcoming program, Trac FM invited representatives from the 9 partnering radio stations for a 2-day workshop at Sir Jose Hotel in Ggaba.
On 21st May 2016, the government of Uganda passed the Tobacco Control Law that will fight and regulate the use of tobacco
There are betting shops in almost every urban town across the country, laws relating to lottery and gambling have become obsolete and are not sensitive to the new modes of gambling and the unprecedented growth of the industry.
Annually, the average Ugandan consumes 23.7 liters of pure alcohol, with almost 90% of this being unregulated alcohol that is illegally sold, such as home-brewed Waragi.