There’s need to adapt our education system to present-day world complexity

The complexity of our present-day trouble suggests as never before that we need to change our present concept of education. Education is not properly an industry, and its proper use is not to serve industries, either by job-training or by industry subsidised research. Its proper use is to enable citizens to live lives that are… Continue reading There’s need to adapt our education system to present-day world complexity

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uganda: let’s delete the word ‘potential’ from our national dictionary

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ON Wednesday morning I jumped out of bed as a rainstorm raged on outside trying to make it difficult for the lazy-minded to leave their beds.
I could have done with a few extra minutes of sleep that morning but the night before I had said something on a radio talk show about how unjustified it was for most of us to sleep at all, given the amount of work we needed to do to develop Uganda.
The thought that someone could call me out for spending longer in bed than I had publicly said was necessary drove me to my desk, so I was watching the storm through the window over the top of my computer as I made my day’s plan, thinking how happy the farming community must be about this weather change.
Only three people these past two weeks have spoken to me about the rains having…

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Development starts from within us.

I usually take walks along the streets of Kampala everyday after work. Last Friday proved to be one of a kind, mostly because I was accompanied by an enchanting and brilliant young lady. Momentarily, a conversation ensued between us in which I got fully immersed. Just across the street, there sat an able bodied man… Continue reading Development starts from within us.

Relevant research is important for prosperity of the agricultural sector.

We need to strengthen research for efficiently produced healthy food, while ensuring the availability of food at affordable prices. Finding out things like how much and how long it costs to produce a given crop, the available market say in a given region go a long way in ensuring that there's efficiency in production. With… Continue reading Relevant research is important for prosperity of the agricultural sector.

Integrity: A virtue essential for personal and national economic development.

Yesterday, I was part of a marketplace convention held in Kampala, Uganda. This convention brings together Christians from different walks of life to discuss and share their experience in the marketplace. Individuals who have been working for more than 10 years or so are given a platform to share their stories and experiences. They narrate… Continue reading Integrity: A virtue essential for personal and national economic development.

Living within your means for a better tomorrow.

Today, I was priviledged to attend a conference with the theme Power, Sex, and Money, the emphasis being on Money. Majority, if not all of the people in attendance were quite youthful, with some of them being university students and others recently starting out in their careers. The discussion of the day was quite interesting… Continue reading Living within your means for a better tomorrow.