It is justified to conclude that just like those cultivation machines, the graders clearing the land for sugarcane plantations, the Minister’s attitude and her speech seemed firmly located within a paradigm that promotes the crushing of my ancestors’ bones in the name of “development”.

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Where is the Teso Land Board? Where is the Lango Land Board? Where is the Acholi Land Board? Do such boards exist? If they do, why are they not as pronounced and as loud as the Buganda Land Board?

“Though they should be earning big from sugar cane sales, the farming communities still exhibit features of extreme poverty and food insecurity. This situation has been exacerbated by the new sugar manufacturers that have set up shop in the region, adding more pressure on arable land.” Former GOU Minister, Asuman Kiyinji

One of my favourite research topics is “Cultural Imperialism” and so you can imagine how I feel whenever I happen on material that describes or explains cultural imperialism. It makes me “woke”. Yes, this morning, Wednesday, 25th April 2018, I happened on and watched a video of an interview of Dr. Jorg Wiegratz (PhD) about […]

There are perceptions that the young generation, which is not keen on the restoration and preservation of cultural values, may use CCOs to mortgage and / or sell land to investors without considering cultural values. This contradicts the customary principles and practices in which land ownership is attributed to the entire community, including the ancestors, those who are currently living on the land, and future generations.

How we perceive gender is determined by myths – our learned traditions and beliefs. By distorting gender as though it is determined by biology as opposed to being determined by culture, the ideological justification for gender-based violence is established and is sustained. That ideological justification is patriarchy.

And these deep rooted negative perceptions of women are not necessarily endogenous to African-Ugandan cultures, but have evolved with the global-western modernisation neoliberal school of thought.