The power of your language…

Without language one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savor their songs. That's how Nelson Mandela weighed-in on the importance of language. Do you ever stop to think about the ways in which words affect the world around you? Probably… Continue reading The power of your language…


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 and it was centred around the use of money in economic growth and development on a micro (individual) level.

Very importantly though, it also encompassed how to make clean money that will last for years to come, in the process creating a lasting legacy, accompanied by progressive and sustainable micro economic development.

One of the guest speakers was Mr. Amos Wekesa, founder, Great Lakes Safaris ltd who also happens to be one of my mentors. He emphasised the importance of saving and living not only within, but also below our means.

He argued…

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Too far apart…

“There are too many of us and we are all too far apart.” ― Kurt Vonnegut I’m writing these words knowing that people from all over the world are going to read them. People of all ages, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, of different religious beliefs. Most of them, I’ll never get a chance to meet.… Continue reading Too far apart…

Urban farming: An opportunity for the unemployed youth

Urban farming involves cultivating, processing, and distributing food in or around a town or city. This type of farming involves growing fruits, vegetables and rearing animals on small and well planned plots of land. According to the latest statistics from Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), an estimated 80,000 households are currently engaging in urban… Continue reading Urban farming: An opportunity for the unemployed youth

It takes Faith to be an exceptional entrepreneur

The first time I inadvertently explored the intersection between entrepreneurship and Faith was when I had to choose between my Christian-biblical principles and losing a business opportunity. I was left in a dilemma, one that am yet to fully comprehend. Anyway, before I reduce Christianity to a series of start-up buzzwords, let me take a… Continue reading It takes Faith to be an exceptional entrepreneur

The cost of innovation

The paramount doctrine of the economic and technological euphoria of recent decades has been that everything depends on innovation. It was understood that as desirable, and even when necessary, that we should go on and on from one technological innovation to the next, which would cause the economy to "grow" and make everything better and… Continue reading The cost of innovation

The irony of choosing a career

The typical job-search contests continue to dispute what really ensures success for someone starting out in a new career. While some argue that starting out in a small company offers the flexibility of juggling various mid-level management roles, others contend that a corporate structure provides the best place to get more regulated on-the-job training and… Continue reading The irony of choosing a career

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


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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Technical Institutions: An alternative to create employers.

Over the years, technical and vocational institutes have carried a negative stigma in our society. This is because most people are so caught up in the formal school setting. Vocational institutes are looked at as a dead-end option for underachieving students. So, it's hardly an alternative for the average Ugandan household. However, given the recent… Continue reading Technical Institutions: An alternative to create employers.

The Homerun: If you’re willing, then it’s possible.

The homerun obstacle race was scheduled for late last month and I was so looking forward to it. Unfortunately, a few days prior to the race I got sick and started second guessing my participation. This run was meant to demonstrate the challenges that refugees face while fleeing their home countries, usually in small families.… Continue reading The Homerun: If you’re willing, then it’s possible.