UNHS 2019/2020 the baseline of 11th Parliament

The Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS) results for the year 2019/2020 are out. The summary is doing the rounds on social media, accompanied with our usual purposely lamentations. Thus, I invite our newly elected and sworn in members of parliament (MPs), who are serving in the 11th Parliament, especially those representing Pallisa District, to appreciate… Continue reading UNHS 2019/2020 the baseline of 11th Parliament

Fact Check: “You cannot police poverty, hunger.”

My childhood experiences 40 years ago, spending time at our ancestral home in Pallisa, convince me that the most effective way to take on poverty, hunger and unemployment is to police them. Am the granddaughter of the late Yosia Engantunyun (Simba), the lion chief of the Ikaribwok Isekelio clan of the Iteso of Uganda and… Continue reading Fact Check: “You cannot police poverty, hunger.”

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