Author Archives: Norah Owaraga

Reference Sources on Tuberculosis

As part of a consortium that is implementing the research and policy advocacy project: “Tuberculosis: Working to Empower the Nations’ Diagnostic Efforts (TWENDE)”, since January 2016, CPAR Uganda Ltd is conducting research on tuberculosis (TB). Follow the progress of TWENDE – up-dates are now available on the TWENDE page on the CPAR Uganda Ltd website. […]

Tuberculosis in Uganda – Policy Brief I

Ms. Owaraga discusses the implications of Uganda’s current capacity to diagnose TB and suggests questions for further research and possible actions to be taken if Uganda is truly going to rid itself of TB; or at the very least slow down its TB infection rate and therefore significantly reduce those that TB afflicts in Uganda.

“Backwardness” = Cultural Imperialism

As it is defined in the Cambridge Dictionary, “backwardness” means: “the state of not being developed, modern or advanced.” The concept of “backwardness” is popularly used to denigrate, among others, the cultures of African peoples from whence am descended. Yes, as seemingly Kaluya does so well, and, in my view as does Kalyegira.

“What puzzles you about Africans?”

I have zero tolerance to plagiarism, a crime for which I have been victim, and as Kalyegira did, when I found out I named and shamed.

Karamoja’s Beautiful food culture

The NRMO Administration, instead, plans to import semen of the Belgian Blue animals, for the purpose of breading them for beef for export. How is this more efficient than providing the relevant extension services for the Karimojong Zebu animals so that Uganda can produce, consume and export tons of akuring and emuna?

Food Trade, Population & Food Insecurity

It is not only France’s Emmanuel Macron who blames African women  for ‘underdevelopment’ it seems. The same racist and sexist views it would appear dog Uganda’s policies. Take for example the view of the National Resistance Movement Organisation (NRMO) Administration that an increase in the number of people who are food insecure in Uganda is […]

#Youth of #Uganda = Ms. Rebecca Alekur

Utilising the grounds of their rented home and road reserve land in the Central Division of Lira Municipality in Lira District in Lango in Northern Uganda, Rebecca and her brother Dickens are growing vegetables, fruits and other food items which are earning them daily income. In addition, Rebecca makes fabulous mandanzi as well for sale. […]