Hon. Among brings gender & region balance at top echelon

Purely from a gender perspective, Hon. Anita Annet Among, is the best candidate to be elected Speaker to replace the late Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah now rested. This is because, with the late Oulanyah as Speaker, the three arms of government - the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary - were all headed by men.… Continue reading Hon. Among brings gender & region balance at top echelon

‘Outsiders’ as Minsters for Karamoja Affairs, why?

Hon. Agnes Nanduttu has updated her Facebook wall where she posted the photo above, with the following caption: "Today I have been given the mandate to serve Ugandans as state minister for Karamoja. Now it is time to work. Thank you Uganda."Hon. Agnes Nanduttu, Woman Member of Parliament for Bududa District and now Minister of… Continue reading ‘Outsiders’ as Minsters for Karamoja Affairs, why?

Use ICT and get lost in Uganda

“It’s very challenging to use those technologies, especially in areas where even there are no mobile networks for making phone calls, and yet Google maps that are used in smartphones need fast internet of at least 3G. Google maps survives on data fed into it by humans. Now, that person in Europe managing Google maps,… Continue reading Use ICT and get lost in Uganda

Women of Karamoja to be marginalized no more!

In December 2019, as the keynote speaker at the first ever Karamoja Women's Conference, I asked women of Karamoja thus: "Through a qualitative lens, are you, the women of Karamoja, convinced that the two Karimojong men in Cabinet are able and are fully equipped to represent the Karimojong women’s voice during policy initiation and discussion… Continue reading Women of Karamoja to be marginalized no more!

Role of statistics in Ugandans’ day to day lives

A few days ago, as His Excellency President Yoweri Kagutta Museveni read his nth State of the Nation address, he got to a point where his speech writers had included statistics to back an argument in the speech. He paused a while and then explained that he felt uncomfortable reading out loud those statistics for… Continue reading Role of statistics in Ugandans’ day to day lives