Is development the best contraceptive? – Part II: Social View

Opposite to the New Malthusian View is the Social View, which suggests that the population problem is a result of poverty – that over population is a symptom of poverty. In this view, it is suggested that if a community has poor access to social resources such as health care and education, that community will… Continue reading Is development the best contraceptive? – Part II: Social View

Many food poor because of entitlement failure

There is an urgent need for Uganda to move the debate away from the fallacy of: "Smallholder farmers in Uganda are subsistence farmers and that is why they are food poor; needing help to move from subsistence farming to modern farming." Our smallholder farmers feed our nation and beyond and so it can't be about… Continue reading Many food poor because of entitlement failure

Poverty, Mute MPs & the Gen.

Pallisa District is among areas of Uganda which have the highest concentration of poor people, with a poverty density of more than 100 people per square kilometre who are living on less than a dollar a day. This is according to findings of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), published in the report: “The Spatial… Continue reading Poverty, Mute MPs & the Gen.

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.”