The first copy of The Weekly Observer saw the light of
day on March 25, 2004. The newspaper was formed and is independently
owned by a co-operative of 11 young men and women, 10 of
them journalists formerly working with The Monitor.
The nascent newspaper suffered a setback on November 14,
2005 when its founding Managing Editor John Ogen Kevin Aliro
died after a short illness. Few people believed
The Weekly Observer would survive this loss but it has,
spurred by the commitment to keep the memory of its deceased
former Managing Editor alive.
The Weekly Observer has in a short time grown into the
most respected newspaper in Uganda, breaking great stories
for the dailies to follow up and championing analytical,
factual and balanced reporting. We are proud to be the only
truly independent newspaper in Uganda with no political
baggage associated with some of the newspapers on the market.
Our analytical political reports are second to none in
the land while our focus on education stories has made us
the favourite newspaper for parents, students and teachers
alike. In addition, we boast of the most authoritative and
humorous columnists. Besides, we also offer our readers
a good dose of love and entertainment articles.
D/Managing Editor/News Editor
Pius Muteekani Katunzi