Value of Ancestors’ Graves

The hypothesis being that one can tell who the current actors on Uganda’s land scene are by how they answer the question: “What is the value of my ancestors’ graves?” Particularly, in the context of the increasing possibility that one might be forced to value one’s ancestors’ remains and their graves, when a particular kind… Continue reading Value of Ancestors’ Graves

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

2018/19 Budget 2 be Disregarded 2

It has become the norm for the president to issue decrees that re-allocate resources from one approved budget vote to another un-budgeted vote. What does this say about all those civil servants and politicians who made and approved the plans and budgets or were with him when they made or approved the budgets? How does… Continue reading 2018/19 Budget 2 be Disregarded 2

Structural Racism in Kampala?

One is currently reading the book: "The Black Man's Burden - Africa and the curse of the Nation-State", by Basil Davidson. For that reason, one finds the blog post "the racism behind Kampala"  not so profound. The blog post essentially remains confined within the narrow framework and mentality of those that Davidson categorized as the re-captives. Re-captives… Continue reading Structural Racism in Kampala?

Loans can’t bail out our rural poor

In light of the failure of multiple ‘well meaning’ programmes of Government of Uganda and of so-called Civil Society Organisations to achieve their overstated targeted to “eradicate poverty” through the provision of loans to the poor, it is opportune to re-publish the views that I expressed in an interview that was published in The New… Continue reading Loans can’t bail out our rural poor