Top 116 Quotes & Sayings by Ugandan Authors

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Without women's equal access to positions of decision-making power and a clear process to get there, gender equality, global security, and peace will never be realized.
Child abuse is a heinous and personally damaging crime; it is therefore incumbent on the Church to treat such matters with the utmost seriousness.
What is the Geneva Convention on wars! I have never read it. — © Yoweri Museveni
What is the Geneva Convention on wars! I have never read it.
The first Western attempt to save Africa from itself was in the late 19th century. It was led by Christian missionaries who claimed to be seeking to end poverty, disease and the slave trade.
Rather than working for all, power and public policy is increasingly influenced by wealthy elites that are able to bend the rules - and hijack democratic institutions - to their favour.
Cutting down a forest for timber adds to GDP, but what we don't record is the loss to our wealth in terms of natural resources.
Tackling the extreme gap between the rich and the poor and tackling climate change is part of the same struggle.
There is a difference between civil partnerships and marriage. That difference does not mean one is better than another.
I am angry that the international community has failed to find a permanent solution to the plight of the Rohingya. I am also ashamed that, in not speaking out loudly enough, we - humanitarians - have been complicit.
Most problems in poor countries are locally generated even though international factors do play a role.
To reduce gaps between men and women, we will need to change the way people think, behave, and relate to each other.
Governments should end the extreme concentration of wealth in order to end poverty. This means tackling tax dodging but also increasing taxes on wealth and high incomes to ensure a more level playing field and generate the billions of dollars needed to invest in healthcare, education, and job creation.
The conniving, rich oilmen that were so desperate to prevent and frustrate the Paris Agreement found cheerleaders in Mr. Trump and his party. They choose to protect their profits from a flailing fossil fuel industry over human lives and a clean, inclusive future for us all.
We don't have to accept an economy that doesn't work just because some people have got rich in the status quo. That is not democracy.
Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. I don't think it is the role of the state to define what marriage is. — © John Sentamu
Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. I don't think it is the role of the state to define what marriage is.
A good leader, in my view, should have a clear vision of the future they want and the society they need to build. They must also have a connection with the people who work for them and be able to mobilise their best energies to create teams where people can be most creative and happy.
Oxfam believes that any global talks to reform tax rules must include all countries, including the poorest.
Governments and civil society must step up to ensure inclusivity in the commissioning, design, delivery, and assessment of vital public services.
When we talk about women's economic empowerment, we should be careful that we're not just giving women more to do.
High corruption and the influence of big business and the wealthy elite keeps the poorest Nigerians trapped in poverty and cut off from the benefits of economic growth and basic services. Some people - searching for the means to survive - became vulnerable to groups like Boko Haram.
Money doesn't just buy a nice car; it also buys better education or healthcare. Increasingly, it can buy impunity from justice, a pliant media, favorable laws, business advantage, and even elections. This, in turn, perpetuates the policies that allow a tiny elite to accumulate ever more wealth at the expense of the majority.
Far too many governments are cutting back on their investment in human development.
A global tax body would give all countries - not just the rich and powerful - an equal say in how the global rules on taxation are designed.
Having an economy that works for the 99% is achievable.
If the civil society is not transparent, honest, and accountable, then you cannot be a champion of social justice.
Fundamental is the need for governments to protect the space for citizens to claim their rights, organize, and express themselves.
What do you do with people in same-sex relationships that are committed, loving and Christian? Would you rather bless a sheep and a tree, and not them?
We treat a planet at crisis point as an externality that can be shunted into a future generation. We continue to act as if we had the natural resources of several planets, not one.
A tax system is important because of what it can pay for, but also for how it works. When we pay taxes, we expect something back from the state; it strengthens the relationship and accountability between us and our governments. It also pays for what private finance shouldn't: our needs for healthcare, education and social security.
Our economic system has enabled companies and individuals to use their power and influence to capture and retain an ever-increasing share of the benefits of economic growth while the benefits for the poorest in society have shrunk.
The move to a zero-carbon future is unstoppable.
The people standing up most strongly for our democracies should be celebrated, not prosecuted - be it those countless human rights defenders who defend all our rights or the brave whistle-blowers who expose tax dodging.
To build more human economies in Africa, governments must be far more strategic, wise, and forward-looking in their expenditure and build diverse economies that are going to deliver the jobs for the next generation.
We have international organizations for health, trade, and football - even for coffee - but not tax. Why not?
Would we be a better society if we made marriage simply a private contract between two individuals, with no wider implications of kinship and family? I do not believe that we would.
That a country has a strong civil society is, I believe, particularly necessary for good development.
People who are denied access to power are also denied the opportunity to make or influence decisions to live a better life out of poverty and claim their rights.
Civil society space provides the oxygen for citizens to participate and meaningfully hold their governments and the private sector to account - and ensure that decisions are made in the interest of the majority and not the few. Without it, citizens have limited space to dissent and challenge the elites.
The virtue of the civil partnerships scheme lay in the attempt to treat the needs of gay and lesbian couples as what they are, not to bundle them into some other category.
The proud fight against colonialism is one that should be consigned to history. — © Winnie Byanyima
The proud fight against colonialism is one that should be consigned to history.
Developing countries are losing significant tax revenues through corporate tax dodging.
African countries lose the most from tax dodging. African governments must, therefore, do more to push for a full reform of the global tax system and demand action from countries, such as the U.K., whose financial centres sit at the heart of the global network of tax havens.
Conflict and callous politics drive famine.
Whatever I do, it will be fighting for social justice.
By allowing super wealthy corporations and individuals to avoid paying their fair share of tax, tax havens are denying governments' revenue that could and should be spent on schools, healthcare, and other essential services.
May the soul of the late President Milton Obote... a long-time member of this parliament, rest in peace.
Leadership is so defined by men, and we need to revise that - we need to be able to say that the people we honor are not the conquerors but the peacemakers.
We used to fight the LRA with only one dimensional force that only walks on foot, but now, we have got multiple forces to fight the rebels.
Rule of law, access to justice, and financial transparency happen by design, not accident.
The Gospel offers forgiveness for the past, new life for the present, and hope for the future. — © John Sentamu
The Gospel offers forgiveness for the past, new life for the present, and hope for the future.
Economic inequality is a corrosive force that undermines economic growth, puts a brake on the fight against poverty, and sparks social unrest.
Inequality is inextricably linked with distribution of land and natural resources.
The importance of tackling inequality in Africa cannot be overstated.
The concentration of wealth in the hands of the few threatens the ability of ordinary people to raise their voices and have a say over how our societies are run.
Here's something we're rarely told growing up: our world rewards wealth, not hard work or talent.
Women, men, and children have fundamental rights to humanitarian assistance and protection. Yet far too many states block aid and attack their own citizens, and too many others - including some of the world's wealthiest countries - turn their back on those fleeing conflict and violence.
The high price of medicines is crippling healthcare systems and denying people access to the treatments they so desperately need.
I have learnt to enjoy my own company because I have lived alone many years.
Poverty is a result of lack of opportunity. Lack of opportunity is about being without power, without being in a position to make choices.
Inequality, climate change, and conflict are evicting millions from their homes. But these perils are being met with 'anti-answers' such as nationalism, closed borders, lies, and hatred.
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