The power of affirmation

“Dear Norah Owaraga, I got interested in reading your stories about GeneXpert utilization and tuberculosis (TB) in Northern Uganda. They are well written, thank you! With the knowledge, skills and exposure you have, I believe you can support to give more publicity to TB disease. I wish you can reach out to the Behaviour Change… Continue reading The power of affirmation

Many food poor because of entitlement failure

There is an urgent need for Uganda to move the debate away from the fallacy of: "Smallholder farmers in Uganda are subsistence farmers and that is why they are food poor; needing help to move from subsistence farming to modern farming." Our smallholder farmers feed our nation and beyond and so it can't be about… Continue reading Many food poor because of entitlement failure

MPs do your job – undo Karamoja famine by design

As politicians and political parties jostle to outshine the other as the saviour of Karamoja and are making paltry donations of food aid that perhaps costs more per capita to deliver to Karimojong households, I am tickled by the irony that they are oblivious of the fact that they are responsible for causing the latest… Continue reading MPs do your job – undo Karamoja famine by design

Ours should be the official languages of Uganda

On Kiswahili as an official language of Uganda, I am not game. I would much rather that the languages of the 10 largest first nations of Uganda are taught in school and are included as official languages of Uganda, with provision for translation services for the other 45 languages of the first nations of Uganda.… Continue reading Ours should be the official languages of Uganda

My mother a woman of valor

I watch toto, my mother, Mrs. Betty Anne Apio Owaraga, as she endures abuse from those she opened her home to and raised. I watch her as she weighs the options and chooses the ones that serve her children best, even though sometimes it comes with considerable cost to her. But still and with grace… Continue reading My mother a woman of valor