Tongues are wagging in our neighbourhood about the feasibility of the proposed Covid-19 lock down cash relief via mobile money. Some are weary about the implications of one’s mobile phone number being registered so as to receive assistance through it. After all, mobile phone numbers are tied to National Identification Numbers, bank accounts, and other… Continue reading How is the Covid-19 cash relief calculated?
It has been eight months since Ejakait Engineer George William Obityo Owaraga, the Chief of the Ikaribwok Isekielio Clan of the Iteso and King George of Entebbe, my father, rested early morning on 1st November 2020. As his cultural mother, I, Ajakait Esta Norah Alinga Owaraga, who is named after his late mother, Ajakait Joyce… Continue reading Legacy of Ejakait Eng. G. W. O. Owaraga – Nikye’s Ainyonyo
The weekend around 3rd October 2016, a child, a young girl, clearly mentally ill is reported to have wandered away from the major mental health care facility in Uganda - Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital - which is located in Luzira, about 4 to 5 kilometers from Bugolobi in Kampala. She likely wandered away and… Continue reading State of mental healthcare shows mental ill-health of Ugandans
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
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