What is Middle-Income Status?

Pardon me, if I am not bothered too much by the cries of politicians currently outraged that they will not be able to have face-to-face campaign rallies. Are the lies told by politicians on both sides of the aisle really worth risking the lives of Ugandans?

Household Food Planning

For all I know, the problem of food insecurity in Uganda is more about food distribution than the actual lack of food at all. But to allege that Ugandans prefer feeding their kids on food supplements is to tell us that Ugandans have majority elite. What does afood supplement mean to a poor woman living… Continue reading Household Food Planning

Loans Can’t Bail Out Our Rural Poor

“I have a sister who has a small shop and she is in four savings and loan groups. She has to service each of the loans once a week, which takes a minimum of four hours per day each time. This means that her business is locked for four hours a day for four days… Continue reading Loans Can’t Bail Out Our Rural Poor

30+ Years of President Museveni – Part 2: The Cost of Doing Business in Uganda

President Museveni has since abandoned his socialist roots. Uganda’s economy today is operating on free-market neo-liberalism and with all the impurities and absurdities that come with it. No wonder, another Ugandan astutely noticed that: “Many years after the book was published, Clarke is now a multimillionaire (here in Uganda); while Kawoko, the home of his book, is still a backward village.” Food for thought indeed!

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