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.

Unopposed Presidential Candidates Worrying

This unopposed business is a double edged sword, one thinks. It could cut both ways, but for Uganda now, taking in our historical challenges of failure to peacefully transition power from one president to another, one is inclined to believe that it will cut the other not so good way.

SIM Blocks = No Middle Income Country

Digital technology (machines and soft ware) have intrinsic power, but to some extent only. To the extent that the technical knowledge, the theoretical knowledge or what Aristotle defined as “certain knowledge”, specifically the design of the gadgets (hardware) and the software (operating systems) have an in-built potential power to transform society. These days, for example,… Continue reading SIM Blocks = No Middle Income Country

Artificial Digital Revolution

The Uganda Law Society found the order not supported by law to register or validate our SIM cards using only one questionable method of identification – the national identity card while our other more authentic, more legal and more valid forms of identification – passports and driving permits – were rendered useless. The National Resistance Movement Organisation (NRMO) Administration, that is in power, unlawfully decreed it any way.