Monthly Archives: April 2015

OVERCOMING THE CURSE OF PLOYTHENE BAGS IN UGANDA

This past couple of weeks I have delighted in showing off my fancy environmentally friendly basket bags – made out of recycled material. I purchased my bags from enterprising and innovative young ladies whom I met on 31st January 2015 at the “Power Breakfast”, an event that is regularly organised by my friend Joan Mugenzi […]

Why we shouldn’t judge a country by its GDP

Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:
Gross Domestic Product has become the yardstick by which we measure a country’s success. But, says Michael Green, GDP isn’t the best way to measure a good society. His alternative? The Social Progress Index, which measures things like basic human needs and opportunity. Analysts, reporters and big thinkers love…

DISRUPTIVE ‘DEVELOPMENT’ FOR PASTORALISTS IN KARAMOJA IN UGANDA

Article 237, sub-section 1 – of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (ROU) clearly stipulates that land in Uganda belongs to the citizens of Uganda and shall vest in them in accordance with the land tenure systems provided for in the Constitution. The Constitution of the ROU – Article 237, sub-section 3 – provides […]

AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE AND THE UGANDA PEOPLE’S DEFENCE FORCES

While we celebrate the arrival of the rains for our first cropping season 2015, we are also apprehensive of a major change in our agricultural system – the allocation to the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) the role of logistical distribution of planting material; a role which has been removed from trained agricultural extension workers. […]