Colonial legacy drives policy

The nation-state Uganda, from its onset at political independence, is structurally designed to sustain cultural imperialism. The kind of cultural imperialism, in particular, that equates progress or being progressive to knowledge systems of the global-west. The logical consequence is that the knowledge systems that continue to be prioritised by the nation-state Uganda are those that… Continue reading Colonial legacy drives policy

When ‘expert advice’ is the problem

"We have copied ideas and skills that work elsewhere and brought them to our part of the world. We teach the local people different styles and dissuade them the life styles that have withstood the test of times. We teach people that local foods are not good for nutrition and after some time we come… Continue reading When ‘expert advice’ is the problem

Count in Human Beings

"Nobel laureates, economists, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo call for a paradigm change. They want their profession to consider EMPIRICAL REALITY rather than indulging in FICTIONAL MODELS. In particular, they resent TV economists who sell DISTORTED PLATITUDES as deep insights."D+C 2020/05-06 This morning, I happened on a book review of the book: "Good economics for… Continue reading Count in Human Beings

Uganda’s Official Language is English (ePDF)

The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda recognises 55 first nations of Uganda, which it refers to as "tribes"; and each of these 55 first nations have a language. However, none of our languages is recognised as an official language of our country, Ugandan. English, the language of those who colonised the territory now known… Continue reading Uganda’s Official Language is English (ePDF)

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