Evidence has shown that couples who wait until marriage to have sexual intercourse report more satisfying sex life than those who do the reverse. The degree of sexual damage people receive is mostly dependant on how they were sexually involved before marriage.
Not everyone who has sex gets pregnant. Not everyone who has unprotected sex contracts HIV or other STDs. Yet enough people do repeatedly warn people of the potential dangers.
Sadly, pre-marital sex, which can negatively affect people for the rest of their lives, is not given utmost attention. We need to re-programme the way we think about sex, beyond simply the fears associated with disease.
Ali Twaha is a 2nd year student of Mass Communication
In December 2015, I received an e-mail from MultiChoice Uganda inviting me and 40 other journalists for a media challenge at Busiika Adventure park.
I did not show up because of pressing issues I had to attend to. When the opportunity struck for the second time, without asking any questions, I said yes, this time. I would not miss it for anything.
When we gathered at the pay TV company’s offices in Kololo at 6am, I had no idea what to expect from this experience. White water rafting is one of the main tourist attractions on River Nile. It fetches the country billions in foreign exchange. We arrived at the Adrift base in Jinja at about 11am. The view of the River Nile looked so beautiful.
It curved gently through the swampy river banks, making the air smell so refreshing and I inhaled deeply. As everyone rushed off to get some breakfast, my attention was quickly drawn toward the sounds of the crashing waves. There, we would go rafting – a high adrenaline sport where several p…
Walking along the streets of Mbale town in eastern Ugandan, you will notice the large number of Asians living in the area. Many of them are Ugandan nationals, born and raised here although they have their ancestral and ethnic roots in Asia, Writes ALI TWAHA
As the Catherine Bamugemereire-chaired commission of inquiry into land matters continues its investigations, the question of the departed Asians properties has resurfaced.
A number of indigenous Ugandans and the former Asian owners in Mbale are locked in courtrooms, trading land-grabbing accusations. These were part of the scenes that featured in last week’s cross examinations during public hearings held at Mbale resort hotel.
When Asians were expelled by dictator Idi Amin in 1972, they left behind about 8,965 properties. All were expropriated by government and placed under the Departed Asians Properties Custodian Board (DAPCB).
Following the enactment of the Expropriated Properties Act of 1982, the properties were reclaimed by th…
For the last 30 years, the Japanese
have enjoyed dominance of East Africa’s vehicle market. There is a new player
on the block, though, writes ALI TWAHA & MOSES TALEMWA. With heavy assembly plants in Kenya
and Tanzania, Nissan and Isuzu produced several buses, trailers, vans and
tippers for the regional market. Japanese trucks have dominated
Uganda’s transport industry for years. But now, there is a new competitor on
the block In 2011, Pioneer Easy Bus services imported 100 Yutong buses
from China to provide public transport around Kampala. The plan was to import a
further 500 buses over the next three years. The decision to import the buses
was a subtle hint at a changing tide. Soon after, China’s Foton followed, with
its trucks, cars and buses. Kalita Bus Company, which operates the Kampala-Fort
Portal route, had used the Isuzu buses for years. Now Kalita has imported the
Chinese-made Zhongtong According to Abdurahman Ssebi, a
manager at Kalita, the Zhongtong buses are cost-effecti…