Food Sovereignty Versus Food Security

Uganda's 'modernisation-of-agriculture-logic of pushing people off their land; forcing them into urban centres; and making their livelihoods dependent on the products of those who pushed them off their land in the first place is irrational. 

#AgeLimitUg Vs Public Health Policy

Was there a PUBLIC TOILET nearby? How near or far was the nearest PUBLIC TOILET? And what is the condition of that PUBLIC TOILET? The lack of PUBLIC TOILETS in the whole of Uganda is legendary, including in those places considered 'developed' and where the 'developed' live. One is reminded of one's own experience observing Ugandans who are "badly off ", as Mr. Abiriga was, having no choice but to ease themselves by the roadside.

Certificates of Customary Ownership Risky Business

Deducing from Uganda’s National Development Plans, the National Resistance Movement Organisation (NRMO) Administration holds the conventional economics view that land ownership in the ‘traditional Africa sense’ is inefficient and an impediment to development. The NRMO Administration seemingly implies that the ‘traditional African sense’ of land ownership impedes its plans to transform Uganda from a ‘peasant-based… Continue reading Certificates of Customary Ownership Risky Business

The Fallacy of Facts

“Late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation in North Dakota asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn’t tell what the… Continue reading The Fallacy of Facts

SIM Blocks = No Middle Income Country

Digital technology (machines and soft ware) have intrinsic power, but to some extent only. To the extent that the technical knowledge, the theoretical knowledge or what Aristotle defined as “certain knowledge”, specifically the design of the gadgets (hardware) and the software (operating systems) have an in-built potential power to transform society. These days, for example,… Continue reading SIM Blocks = No Middle Income Country