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

Book Review: “The Iteso”

The importance of well researched and well written books can not be overestimated. One such book is "The Iteso", by J.C.D. Lawrance for Eria Paulo Engulu, M.B.E., Chief Judge of Teso in the 1950s and his people. Since I got to learn of and to acquire "The Iteso" (photocopy of the full book), I feel… Continue reading Book Review: “The Iteso”

Karamoja’s Beautiful food culture

The NRMO Administration, instead, plans to import semen of the Belgian Blue animals, for the purpose of breading them for beef for export. How is this more efficient than providing the relevant extension services for the Karimojong Zebu animals so that Uganda can produce, consume and export tons of akuring and emuna?

Iteso Don’t Have Kings

Iteso have no kings and no queens. From time immemorial Iteso have never had and should never have Kings; it is inconsistent with the central social organisation and governing logic of the Iteso. Iteso are an advanced civilisation, from whom others can learn and appreciate the benefits of governing through highly decentralised and manageable power… Continue reading Iteso Don’t Have Kings