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Boys unhygienic doesn’t always mean they are poor

Recently, there was a storm raging on social media about the presumed appalling behaviour of the Ugandan born celebrated playwright, Mr. Alex Mukulu. Apparently, when judging a performing arts contest, he offended some when he bluntly and on camera rebuked three young men, contestants. Right after their dance performance and speaking in Luganda, he told… Continue reading Boys unhygienic doesn’t always mean they are poor

Why there are many educated unemployed youth in Uganda

EDUCATION, what is it and how do the educated use their education? These are some of the questions that the research and advocacy project "Challenging Categories: educated unemployed youth as institutional innovators" presumably will interrogate. Already, the challenging categories project has sparked consciousness that education is not really a neutral term. It is quite possible… Continue reading Why there are many educated unemployed youth in Uganda

We live our lives once, stay rooted in our people’s culture

I read this article a few minutes ago, "Going back to our roots," by Norah Owaraga", and liked it for the fact that it signals to fellow Africans, Ugandans to embrace their cultural diversity, norms, and values as part of success in the future. I really agree with the writer that what we do today… Continue reading We live our lives once, stay rooted in our people’s culture

My Ganda culture informs all that I do

"Great article Norah. Congratulations on the ALI project in rooted in Teso culture," wrote Dr. Maggie Kigozi after she had read my blog post containing the text for the TEDx Kiira Talk that I gave in 2015 and titled: "Going back to our roots." Dr. Maggie Kigozi also shared how the culture of the Uganda… Continue reading My Ganda culture informs all that I do

Speaker Kadaga’s legacy needs auditing

I saw a video in which Speaker Rebecca Kadaga was dicing her deputy, Deputy Speaker Jacob Olanya, as incompetent to handle matters in parliament, especially certain tough decisions like amending the constitution to remove the age-limit. She was dicing him in order to justify why she should be re-elected for a third term as Speaker.… Continue reading Speaker Kadaga’s legacy needs auditing