Kadaga’s push for green jobs Machiavellian

About two weeks ago, a New Vision story headline, “Museveni backs Sh200b job creation programme,” caught my attention. A headline that excites, but, in the context of Uganda, is also truly Machiavellian. Let me explain, using one of the job creation programmes included in that story, the “Green Jobs Programme,” which was described as: “The… Continue reading Kadaga’s push for green jobs Machiavellian

Why aren’t Mutuba trees growing all over Uganda?

The question: "why aren't Mutuba trees growing all over Uganda?" that is the title of this blog posts, I did ask at the end of another of my blog posts “50 year old Mutuba Tree”, together with the following questions as well: “Or are they growing all over Uganda, except for places were “development” has arrived?… Continue reading Why aren’t Mutuba trees growing all over Uganda?

Rotational Grazing African Wisdom

“This is to show how tall the grass can grow after letting this paddock lay fallow for four months. Grass grows by itself when you leave it for about four months.”President Yoweri Kagutta Museveni This was the caption to a photo that was published on the ‘Face Book wall’ of President Museveni in November 2017.… Continue reading Rotational Grazing African Wisdom

Forestry Authority Cutting Trees?

“I planted these Mutuba trees as a fence in 1967 while my peers were dancing and enjoying life in Mbarara.”

(Note: It is assumed that the photo is not ‘photo-shopped’ and that the caption to the photo is a direct quote from His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the current long-serving President of the Republic of Uganda (1986 to date))

Drought is Good?

“Drought is good because as a Country it has woken us up,” President Museveni is reported to have said. An insightful epiphany on climate change he seems to have had. One, however, is befuddled by President Museveni's policy direction on matters climate change. Yes, drought conditions are revealing. One of the things that drought has… Continue reading Drought is Good?