Uganda’s Official Language is English (ePDF)

The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda recognises 55 first nations of Uganda, which it refers to as “tribes”; and each of these 55 first nations have a language. However, none of our languages is recognised as an official language of our country, Ugandan.

English, the language of those who colonised the territory now known as Uganda, is recognised as the official language of our country, Uganda.

This analysis describes how this legacy of colonialism has significant impact on our country’s policy arena and the day-to-day lives of Ugandans.

Through this link, you can download the ePDF: “Uganda’s Official Language is English.” It is a short easy read, about 15 minutes.

After you have read it, we invite you to engage with us, by leaving a comment to this post.

2 thoughts on “Uganda’s Official Language is English (ePDF)”

  1. I have often thought that my Mom’s driver, Lau, is one of the most literate human beings I have ever met, although he can hardly speak English; however, he is able to express very complex ideas and concepts in his native language, and has often given me a lesson or two about my own surroundings, which the English language cannot capture.

    So how much do we lose by wholeheartedly embracing and promoting this foreign language?

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  2. I have often thought that my Mom’s driver, Lau, is one of the most literate human beings I have ever met, although he can hardly speak English; however, he is able to express very complex ideas and concepts in his native language, and has often given me a lesson or two about my own surroundings, which the English language cannot capture.

    So how much do we lose by wholeheartedly embracing and promoting this foreign language?

    Like

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