44 trillion budget will it bring doctors?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended doctor to population ratio is at least 20 medical doctors per 10,000 people, as in a the WHO recommended doctor to population ratio is 1:500. In Pallisa District, my home district in Eastern Uganda, for example, the doctor to population ratio is 1:45,854; more than four 92 times higher… Continue reading 44 trillion budget will it bring doctors?

Ugandan Farmers Are Not Peasants

The implications of an industrialised economy with a developed service sector, as it is espoused in that vision, implies that smallholder farmers and semi-nomadic pastoralists who live in rural areas of Uganda, necessarily have to cede ownership of their land to others better positioned to use it in “optimal” ways. Those currently mal-described as “peasants” are required to transform into landless labourers and service providers and to be like the majority of the British, who are landless labourers.

2018/19 Budget 2 be Disregarded 2

It has become the norm for the president to issue decrees that re-allocate resources from one approved budget vote to another un-budgeted vote. What does this say about all those civil servants and politicians who made and approved the plans and budgets or were with him when they made or approved the budgets? How does… Continue reading 2018/19 Budget 2 be Disregarded 2

Financing TB Management in Uganda

"If your health services largely depend on the kindness of other countries, then you know you are a banana republic. If you have to hold a ceremony to receive just 9 GeneExpert machines, which your country cannot afford to buy without a fuss, then you are a banana republic." Geoffrey Buga in response to a story,… Continue reading Financing TB Management in Uganda


Today, Thursday, 11th June 2015, is Budget Day when the national budget of the Republic of Uganda (ROU) for the year 2015/2016 is being read. I am aware that the budget is being read as I re-publish this post, but I am not listening to the reading of the budget. Once you read this post… Continue reading UGANDA NATIONAL BUDGETS IN THE ERA OF ‘NO CHANGE’