Uganda’s Ethnicity Politics

This week, judging from the chatter on social media, the major systemic discomfort arising from the fallacy of Uganda as being a naturally united nation-state of a united people overtly cracked. Tensions boiled over, among Ugandans, on matters of who is who in public national governance. Basically, like an active volcano, that systemic discomfort that… Continue reading Uganda’s Ethnicity Politics

Going back to our roots epdf

The essence of my talk is to remind us that our today was determined by yesterday; as today we determine the future for the next generation. By the end of my talk I hope to have persuaded you that by staying culturally rooted, we can prosper economically and socially; and that we can assure a… Continue reading Going back to our roots epdf

Mindset Drives Uganda’s Food Insecurity

The fact that Uganda, a country once aptly described as the "pearl of Africa" by Winston Churchill, can have sections of the population that is food insecure warrants close examination. I visited Masaka villages about a decade ago as part of a monitoring team for a DANIDA project on household agricultural support. We found an… Continue reading Mindset Drives Uganda’s Food Insecurity

Iteso Food System Degraded – Part 1: Atap Composition

Atap is the staple food of the Iteso people of Uganda (Lawrance 1957). The Iteso are the fifth largest first nation of Uganda (Uganda Bureau of Statistics 2006), making up at least 6.4 percent of the country’s population. They predominantly occupy Teso Sub-region, which is a significant section of north-eastern Uganda. Atap is often mistranslated… Continue reading Iteso Food System Degraded – Part 1: Atap Composition

“The Iteso” Connects Us With Our Roots

"The Iteso" articulates changes among Iteso and in Teso over a 50-year period. Here is a review I largely agree with. When I am called upon to advise and to contribute to how those seeking to practice our culture, it is from this book that I seek wisdom.