OP-Eds & Publications

OP-Eds

Over the first half of the year, Crownel Co. generated a number of Op-eds on various issues namely; the attacks on the Church of God around the World, the impasse between Kenya and Somalia regarding the oil blocks within a section of the Indian Ocean/maritime area that the two countries are in contention about and its likely impact on the EAC, the legalisation of abortion in Rwanda, the 4th Industrial Revolution and its implications, the proposed national DNA databases and the Micro Chip, the infamous Religious and Faith Based Organisations policy initiated by the Ministry of Ethics and Integrity and the corresponding proposed Religious Societies and Places of Worship Bill initiated by Hon. John Baptist Nambeshe  among other contentious topics as published widely on the Crownel Co. facebook page[1] and other platforms[2]  including news dailies such as the New Vision and the Observer.

[1]                          https://www.facebook.com/crownelcompany/

[2]                          https://www.syllablerenegade.com/members

Publications

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In March 2019, Crownel Co. commenced plans on development of two publications; one discussing the development of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Uganda specifically GMO crops and their likely impact on the natural order of things and humanity, and the other on Block chain and its true impact on humanity. These publications which are still underway are intended to provide an awakening perspective to the above two concepts and their impending effects or implications on human life. So far consultations have been conducted with some actors from the civil society organisations    (CSOs) and these are ongoing. Key issues of concern that have arisen during these consultations are the lack of transparency in relation to the actual draft of the law, and the presence of the strict liability clause in the version that was sent to the President for his assent. The importance of this clause is to ensure that developers of GEMs are held strictly liable for any negative repercussions that may arise from a GEM. These CSO actors also expressed their willingness to work with Crownel Co. in widely disseminating information to the public about GMOs and their political, social and economic implications.