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What should have been discussed on Labour Day

I recall reading a piece in which a non-Ugandan shared with glee that one of the major reasons she liked living in Uganda was because she could go to the market with the equivalent of ten dollars or less and be able to buy fresh food items, including loads of fruit and vegetables, that could… Continue reading What should have been discussed on Labour Day

Smell of coffee deal is in the air

The Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Ltd deal with government is simply but just the latest symptom of systemic government policy and practice that favours so-called foreign investors over Ugandan born genuine innovators and investors. Sadly, my thesis of 2014 continues to hold true; and thus my plea that we should close Uganda's market also continues… Continue reading Smell of coffee deal is in the air

Angry ghost of Oulanyah

I remember as a child, I was in awe of my late paternal grandmother, my tata. You see, we would be sitting in her front yard, threshing millet or winnowing millet or doing other post-harvest handling activity, and on occasion a spiral wind would blow over. And my grandmother would rush to cover "the eye"… Continue reading Angry ghost of Oulanyah

Easter Saturday food prices

Eggs - half a tray (15 eggs) - Shs 4,600 (which is about Shs 300 per egg)Irish potatoes - 12 small ones - Shs 2,000 (which is about Shs 167 per potato)African egg plants - 26 pieces - Shs 800 (which is about Shs 31 per eggplant)Eggplants - 3 pieces - Shs 1,000 (which is… Continue reading Easter Saturday food prices

Fact Check: “All Ugandan children can read & count”

Here are some facts: “Only about 50 percent of the children in Primary 3 were proficient in literacy and numeracy in a 2018 survey conducted by the Government.” UNICEF In its 2014 report, “Are our children learning? Literacy and Numeracy in Uganda,” UWEZO shared the following realities: One out of 10 children assessed in Primary… Continue reading Fact Check: “All Ugandan children can read & count”