‘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

Totems of Karamoja and cultural tourism

According to my friend, Lomuria Betty Konyen, in Karamoja every ethnic group has a totem, which are largely animals; this signifies how the Karamojong’s life is entrenched in animals, both domestic and wild. For example, according to Lomuria, some of the totems are:   Ngi-Matheniko – Giraffe - Ekori (they are Ngikorio).Ngi-Bokora – Turtle –… Continue reading Totems of Karamoja and cultural tourism

A bit about Karimojong marriage practices

So, anyway, as part of our domestic tourism experience, we had the pleasure of interacting with a Karimojong 'tourist community', you know, the kind which is maintained static for the benefit of sharing a particular perspective of Karimojong. A member of the community in Lorukul in Karenge was our guide into his community; as well… Continue reading A bit about Karimojong marriage practices

‘Outsiders’ as Minsters for Karamoja Affairs, why?

Hon. Agnes Nanduttu has updated her Facebook wall where she posted the photo above, with the following caption: "Today I have been given the mandate to serve Ugandans as state minister for Karamoja. Now it is time to work. Thank you Uganda."Hon. Agnes Nanduttu, Woman Member of Parliament for Bududa District and now Minister of… Continue reading ‘Outsiders’ as Minsters for Karamoja Affairs, why?

Hon. Nanduttu, reject it if you care for Karamoja

Hon. Agnes Nanduttu looked fly in her beaded jewelry, so she thought, as she went to parliament this past week to be vetted, in order to get parliament’s approval for her to become the Minister for Karamoja. And, by the way, Hon. Nanduttu has also gone ahead to change her profile photos on social media… Continue reading Hon. Nanduttu, reject it if you care for Karamoja