MPs do your job – undo Karamoja famine by design

As politicians and political parties jostle to outshine the other as the saviour of Karamoja and are making paltry donations of food aid that perhaps costs more per capita to deliver to Karimojong households, I am tickled by the irony that they are oblivious of the fact that they are responsible for causing the latest… Continue reading MPs do your job – undo Karamoja famine by design

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

‘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?

Longole on Karamoja cattle-economy in crisis

Simon Peter Longoli's insights that he shared in his article titled: "Cattle Crisis" demonstrates what many – Government of Uganda and other development agencies are doing wrong in Karamoja. Longoli has re-affirmed that the Karimojong people are really not the problem as they are so often alleged to be; but rather the problem is us… Continue reading Longole on Karamoja cattle-economy in crisis