My mother a woman of valor

I watch toto, my mother, Mrs. Betty Anne Apio Owaraga, as she endures abuse from those she opened her home to and raised. I watch her as she weighs the options and chooses the ones that serve her children best, even though sometimes it comes with considerable cost to her. But still and with grace… Continue reading My mother a woman of valor

50 year old Mutuba Tree

Am reminded of a photo of Mutuba trees at his Rwakitura farm that was posted on the 'Face Book wall' of the senior citizen of Uganda at the tail end of 2017. The photo was captioned: “I planted these Mutuba trees as a fence in 1967 while my peers were dancing and enjoying life in… Continue reading 50 year old Mutuba Tree

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

Agriculture policy, land & food

During the course of my work I am regularly confronted with discourse that in my view I consider to be premised on falsehoods that are peddled as truths and on the basis of which policies, interventions and strategies are being made that have significant consequence on the peoples of Uganda. I feel it my duty… Continue reading Agriculture policy, land & food

Cremate MP’s dead bodies, it is fitting

Let us as set them on fire – they seem brain dead now and will be dead then and so they will not feel a thing.