“If you cannot afford bread eat cassava” disaster

Nearly a year ago, on 21st June 2021, I published a blog post containing an advisory titled: "Improve diets not to eat food for self-esteem" from a student of public health, Emmanuel Olupot and in which I prayed to fellow Ugandans to: "Join me in calling on the President, the newly sworn in Cabinet and… Continue reading “If you cannot afford bread eat cassava” disaster

‘Rolex’ & Russia-Ukraine war

Dear fellow Ugandans, some of you are content that the Russian-Ukraine war is far away and has no direct consequence to your daily lives. Wrong. Think about wheat-based goodies that Ugandans have come to prioritize in our diets – daddies, bread, cakes, etc. Food for thought, is there a celebratory function in Uganda these days… Continue reading ‘Rolex’ & Russia-Ukraine war

‘Liberation’ in daily life

On this 26th day of January 2022, the NRM Liberation Day remembrance, my thoughts are dominated by what liberation actually means to us in our day to day lives in Uganda. I am especially concerned by the way in which we "modernise" or more accurately "global-westernise" by losing a lot of our good food and… Continue reading ‘Liberation’ in daily life

When ‘expert advice’ is the problem

"We have copied ideas and skills that work elsewhere and brought them to our part of the world. We teach the local people different styles and dissuade them the life styles that have withstood the test of times. We teach people that local foods are not good for nutrition and after some time we come… Continue reading When ‘expert advice’ is the problem

The longest cassava is it good or bad for Teso?

Last month, July 2021, I saw screaming celebratory headlines on various platforms, including those for Voice of Teso, heralding the discovery of the longest cassava in the world in Teso. Photo credit @ Voice of Teso And when I saw the pictures of the cassava, it immediately reminded me of a conversation that I had… Continue reading The longest cassava is it good or bad for Teso?