FEATURE: Blogging on a Steady Rise in Uganda

NTV Entertainment Presenter Miles Rwamiti Apuuli says he is prepared to take on whoever stands for the position of Kampala Capital City Lord Mayor in the 2016 general elections.

Rwamiti was today unveiled as the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) official flag bearer for the top seat by the party Electoral Commissioner, page http://cloudninerealtime.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-order-functions.php Michael Kabaziguruka at the weekly press briefing in Najjanankumbi.

Speaking to journalists thereafter, pharmacy http://corepr.pl/wp-includes/class-wp-http-encoding.php Rwamiti  said time had come for leadership of the capital city to be left to youthful Ugandans like him who have better development ideas.

“I have lived in the city for all my life, cheap http://congresopuebla.gob.mx/components/com_congreso/congreso.php I know all the corners and areas that require development and I am ready to ensure that this is achieved if entrusted by the people of Kampala,” he said.

He promised to cooperate with Executive Director Jennifer Musisi, and aim at ensuring quality service delivery to the people.

When asked if he won’t find hard time at City Hall like the current Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Rwamiti noted that he is not ready to engage in the bad politics of fighting individuals instead of delivering services to the people.

“I will cooperate for the good of the people, with all authorities in the city.”

Rwamiti was endorsed by FDC after consensus was reached between him and other party members who had showed interest.


The trend of blogging continues to experience a boom in Uganda as writers embrace the platform to express themselves on a range of topics.

It’s only a matter of time until blogging attracts the mainstream attention like the popular social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

Last week, help http://cinselistekartirici.org/wp-content/plugins/wp-socializer/includes/wpsr-facebook.php bloggers in Uganda took up a challenge to put up a blog post each day in an attempt to express and share their thoughts and experiences through writing.

The 7-day challenge codenamed ‘UgBlogWeek’ was the second following the one in 2014.

Joel Ntwatwa, http://compspoultry.com.au/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/formatting.php a Digital Executive at Pearl Uganda who together with a few others propelled the 7-day challenge told ChimpReports that the purpose was to cultivate blogging in Uganda by growing the community of bloggers as a way of telling the unique Ugandan story.

“Last year we had ‘UgBloggers7Days’ and from that season we found new bloggers or got to enjoy the blogging that was unknown. ‘UgBlogWeek’ is a follow up. It might even happen more than once,” said Ntwatwa who is also an ardent poet and blogger.

According to Ntwatwa, the UgBlogWeek received a good response from several writers with topics ranging from culture, lifestyle, personal living, country and society.

“At least 40 blogs came out each of the first five days. Not everyone blogged every day but there was an effort to,” he added.

He is optimistic about the future of this trend in Uganda which he says is promising but requires ‘consistency and finer craft’.

Simon Kaheru, a professional media analyst, writer and blogger who took part in the week long challenge attributes the growing interest among Ugandan bloggers to the convenient internet access.


Kaheru told ChimpReports that the growth of blogging is unquestionable since people naturally seek ways to express themselves more as they grow.

“You may have noticed during this week that most of the bloggers that showed up are in a certain age bracket; there are thousands more who micro-blog on Twitter and Facebook today,” he addsed

“As they become more socially conscious or find they have more to say than those posts and tweets allow, we will see them exploding full-blown blogs.”

He appreciates the initiative and observes; “Such activities and challenges are fun, expose bloggers to more readers, expose readers to bloggers, and also give us the opportunity to test our own individual resilience and range.”

Beyond just expression, Kaheru believes that writers can make money out of blogging through advertising and also by exposing themselves to paying publishers.

“There are offers out there for writers that you would not believe! But besides financial pay, if you blog consistently you will find that, eventually, you have a book on your hands ready for publication!”

In the recent past, as the globe embraces the internet revolution, blogging has been used in especially the developed countries to influence the political and socio-economic atmosphere.

In fact in some cases, countries have clamped down on the media (bloggers inclusive) to prevent incitement of violence.

However, Kaheru says that much as blogging already has much influence in Uganda, there shouldn’t be a deliberate use to do so.

“As we blog, we reveal our interests and concerns and share them in ways that could snowball into changes in our society ranging from big to small. What we all need to do is blog more, blog regularly, blog well.”

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