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By Michael Twaddle

Yoweri Museveni battled to energy in 1986 and his executive inspired many observers, a few of whom instructed it as a version for different African states suffering to improve their assets within the top pursuits in their humans. yet the place was once swap to begin and the way used to be it to proceed as a way to get to the bottom of the dilemmas dealing with Uganda? North the USA: Ohio U Press; Uganda: Fountain PublishersBR>

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If the NRM government's room for manoeuvre seems severely constrained on many sides, there is one area in which it really does have an option for revolutionary change land reform. In Uganda Now, Nelson Kasfir drew attention to changes in land tenure legislation introduced during the Amin dictatorship and the ways in which population pressure had increased commercial pressure upon the landless in Bushenyi and Mbarara districts during the early 1980s. In the present volume W. Kisamba-Mugerwa (Chapter 21) contributes another analysis of this subject.

Comments by other observers suggest that it is also now well established in most other parts of Uganda. Personal experience strengthens this impression. In 1989 when one of us was driving with a Ugandan friend on a minor road in Toro, a cyclist carrying a man with a loaded gun on his passenger seat suddenly appeared in front of the car. We were motioned to a halt and quickly discovered that the two men were local resistance committee members who had just disarmed a soldier who had disobeyed army regulations by bringing a gun home for the weekend.

Hodd argues that while the exchange rate has had some influence, expansion in the money supply has been by far the most potent cause of Uganda's frequent bouts of spiralling inflation in recent years. 16 Interestingly, a recent pamphlet by the permanent secretary in the Ugandan ministry of planning and economic development, E. Tumusiime-Mutebile, in responses to criticism of the most recent IMF stabilization programme in the Ugandan press by Mahmood Mamdani, also argues that 'the alleged costs of devaluation in terms of causing inflation are utterly mythical' in Uganda today.

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