Monthly Archives: September 2014

The crisis of ‘big man’ leadership in Uganda

The acrimonious relationships among leaders of Uganda’s political parties – intra and inter – has reinforced my view of the fallacy in the idea that there is a ‘one-size-fits-all’ democratic system for the whole world. The so-called multiparty ‘democratic’ elections system now practised in Uganda is based on a mistaken ideological belief in the superiority of that […]

Uganda’s political parties no different ideologically

A couple of years back, when Uganda’s leader of the ‘opposition’ at that time, Nandala Mafabi, led a walkout as the President read the Country’s budget for the year, I could not help but sigh in frustration, for this was an example of the shenanigans, which the ‘opposition’ in Uganda has perfected so well. Some […]

Uganda is People

On Tuesday, 6th March 2012, my attention was drawn to the article titled “Ferrying nodding patients to Mulago was uncalled for: WHO” that was published in the Daily Monitor website http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/-/688334/1360198/-/axfghbz/-/index.html. Not only was the title of the article intriguing, the accompanying picture of the patient, Simon Opio was baffling. Did the Daily Monitor make […]

Bride Price: African Elites a Big Letdown

Some time back, Ugandans were jolted into our realities by the story of Alupot, the woman who was forced by her husband to breast feed dogs. This story rocked the core of humanity. Whilst many expressed their total disbelief that this could happen in Uganda, arguably, in reality, Alupot is not one of a kind […]

Discourse on food insecurity in Africa is alarmist

If food be that which contains or consists of essential nutrients and when it is ingested by a human being it facilitates the production of energy, stimulates growth and maintains life. The prevailing paradigm within which issues of food security are discussed in relation to Africa is alarmist and perpetuates myths that have so colonised […]

Culture and economics determine the food that we eat

1 kg of matooke in Canada costs CDN$10.00, the equivalent of about Ush 23,870; while it costs on average Ush 3,570, the equivalent of CDN$1.50, in Uganda.