2019 statement

My only goal is to make people smile, to make those that have come to know me have hope in this ever darkening world. In 2019 I just want to retain the respect I have earned from thinkers (intelligent souls), affection for those that truly try to know me. I will always be open to…

2019 will be a long one

A few days and it will be twenty Nineteen and there a few things we know are going to happen in the New Year. For example in 2019 there will be more populists in power, the global economy is going to be very shaky with Brexit, the mega trade war between China and the USA….

Twenty Eighteen 2018 in my eyes (review)

Seasons greetings Looking back on twenty eighteen, it has been a long year and I don’t agree with whoever that claims that time flew by. So I want to do a quick review of the events that made headlines, the ones that were the real hash tags of 2018, events momentous with large magnitude on…

How special was 2018 to human history

It’s been a while since I penned down something, that line that have become accustomed to as a blogger even when I read other bloggers work, consistence is our problem not our thing, especially those who write for writing, no other motive only sharing information with those out there, anyway today is about 2018 not…

Are the winds of Change blowing over Uganda or just populism

In the recent times we have seen those from outside political establishment shake up history for example in the United States Trump and is make America great chant enabled him systematically kill off seasoned politicians in his rise to the presidency of the great U.S.A. In France Emmanuel Macron an economic technocrat stormed his way…

Grace Mundaka and Fashion

The clothing and fashion industry is the second largest employer after agriculture in the developing countries, and a large percentage of this workforce are women. Many a in Uganda have taken on fashion as a career meaning going for some form of training in fashion schools. Am doing a personality  write-up for the first time…

KWEPENA felt like Time Traveling

After spending the most part of the 29th of July debating with my brother whether to go for Kwepena at legends we made a late decision to pass by in the evening and it was not a bad decision at all. KQ hub, Cheza Sports, polled off one of the events of 2018 in Kampala…

Us, Millennials and our Future

its been a while, I went against  the principle of consistence, it’s a challenge we all face. Am trying to come up with every sort of reason to justify my unreproducible to writing for the last few months, it’s not a block since have never been a perfectionist to hold onto tight instead its time,…

Ink-net poetry at Le gala

March saw another inket event take place at Le gala Bugolobi and that was my third event even if it was called season 2 after the meet up at Wizarts in Ntinda last October which was season 1 but in July 2017 inket had a dinner poetry night at BBQ Lounge. Anyway today am telling you…

CAN ONE KOREA HAPPEN AGAIN

The unification of Korea a myth or a future reality, but before unity why are there two Korea. The history of one Korea goes back to 676 AD, Korea has been divided before and they were existed the three Kingdoms of Korea till 676 AD when the Korea Empire came into place. In the 19th…

the cold war in the Middle East

The middles East Cold War The 2015 nuclear deal struck between Iran and six world powers – the US, UK, Russia, France, China, and Germany. It was the signature foreign policy achievement of Barack Obama’s presidency and that is one of the reasons why Donald Trump hates it so much, he hated the Lou going by the tweets and…

Peace and Security is a delusion

Today a young girl passed away, I had known her since she was a baby. She left Seeta and went to Bukomansibi to visit her granny’s for holidays. As it has become a custom for Ugandans to be attacked in their homes at night, she was beaten up for screaming after seeing her granny being…

Wordcamp Kampala 2017 in my eyes

If you are twitter user then you must have seen this in your twitter feed over weekend because it was trending number one on Sunday.  Any way am not here to tale about twitter trends, but I have another tale that every tech oriented millennial should know about. At the end of November through a…

Syria trapped in pipelines

in 2003 Europe decided to have an alternative for Russian gas Saudi Arabia on behalf of the gulf Kingdoms proposed to Syria a pipeline running through Syria to Europe in the bid not to involve his people in the war of European Energy Assad rejected the billions of dollars evil proposal Seven years later the…

Africa and Secession Possibilities

Its been a while, the other day i had my friends tell me that every one faces a block once in a while, and i told them no am not suffering from one but my day was no longer 24 hours any more, time is the reason have kept away from my tiny space on…

dirge

finally, finally the National assembly made it to the daily show life time president, it is a preference to the some in this land think less of themselves, has inspired second-rated constitutional alterations in approval for he who has killed state systems by advancing the presidency the presidency that looks like a monach, or empire…

ink-net poetry meetup at Wizarts

On 9th October I went out for an event, one that was organized by Millennials like me. it was another INK-NET event, in the past months i blogged about their dinner Ink-Net Poetry Dinner I had stumbled upon on the internet. This time they pulled off a bigger event in Ntinda. Today many artists and content creators…

Youth Unemployment in Uganda.

Today there are many things happening in the country, the would be pearl of the continent but it more of any ugly stone you could imagine of. The security and peace levels are questionable or debatable depending on which part of the country you are leaving in with the levels of crime that have gone…

the try

i can’t tell you no rugby player can pull it off the explanation of making a try it’s like a flash of light the pleasantness during and after the blood racing beneath the skin when the gap opens up and then the try line five points on the score board  

A long the way

Growing up we were princes and princesses. We were not told that we would never claim our Thrones. The future was hopeful in every sense. Every one had that thing they wanted to be. How close we were to our parents. In school every one was a winner at least for the early part. Then…

What Kenyan election nullified means for Africa

After the Kenyan election I didn’t follow what happened next, because this is Africa, I had the ruling in my mind. I thought it would look like this…… “There were irregularities in the election but not enough to change the general result.” But as I was taking on the long weekend I somehow checked on…

Sun shine

She has always been there, I can’t recollect the fast time I saw her because have known her for ever. For a long time i had a wrong impression about her because i was judging her, for not any reason i must admit. There was also something starling about her or i just found her…

exceptional

she is cheerful she is carefree always seems untroubled she is for sure lighthearted am self-possessed around her she knows about my insomnia she know the causes of my insomnia she makes me open up have told her some of my secretes maybe she knows how to push me harder she sees inside me and…

dead child

Death is part of life We all have to die and we are well aware of the reality friends pass on and family wives become widow Husbands become widowers children become orphans parents become……………… there is no name for it in any language it is not supposed to happen it is the darkest of things…

paralyzed

she left me  for me you left me for me the other evening at my wonted dinner as i move to my corner with my few stout bottles i noticed i had been overrun, my table was engaged a gentle man in a black jacket, just liked i had on unhinged for some reason i…

weaknesses

those things Our perceived frailty What make us delicate The flaws The deficiency Our foibles to our friends Those that reckon us as outcasts Our limitations that make us frivolous We have clasp them Hold onto them we have to embrace them Put them on like a custom-made cloth Make them our armor Till no…

distorted image

What am i doing here ? It’s a Saturday night or Sunday Not very sure There these Stout bottles around me In the distance people are grooving hard Two hours ago I was trying to put my self together In an effort not to have scratches on the old man’s pick-up truck The loner i…

immaterial

Are you seeing anybody He asked at our last dinner No, yes…………..I rattled Looking in his visage Made it more intelligible We go for dinner like every week And sometimes lunch He stopped eating Making a firm fist, he glanced at me Looking at his plate, he is also a poor eater Do you like…

Ink-Net Poetry Dinner

Last Friday 21st of July, I went for a poetry dinner at BBQ Lounge a small meet and greet event  for poets, sounds exclusive for the most intelligent and classic people. Am not a poet but of  late have developed a liking for poems or  I would say i have come to see their value…

The Crown prince. Is it a possibility in a modern Uganda

For some time my beer friends have been telling me am wise, i only write about things out of Uganda to avoid trouble or i only write in general terms when i touch on Uganda, one called me a coward that i fear oba what that palace near the River Nile in Jinja. So today…

women and their political abilities on the world scene

It has been a long journey to have women rise up to take up various roles in the society that really have an impact, in sporting world, the art industry academia and politics that I want to summarily take a look today. A woman leader has a motherly touch at least that is what is…

Populism is not the Answer at all

There is a wind of populism that from time to time blows over the world bringing about the most fundamental changes in leadership. It’s so strong that it always proposes the most drastic changes like jumping off the cliff. The most widely understood view of populism is that it’s a form of political communication that…

Misty Minimum Wage policy Or Trade Unions

  The intent of a minimum wage policy is to better the livelihood of citizens by ensuring a floor that protects the basic conditions of the lowest earners. But what are the truths about this policy. For long every time we approach May-day and after the issue comes to life for very many different reasons,…

The Soggy aftermath of a City’s Shower…

when i set out to look for a title “flood filthy streets of Kampala”, “filthy gutters”, “leaky gutters”, “sewage all over”-Ruth……………”flooding beauty, or terror of rain in Kampala, more than rain Kampala”-Akello Esther………….Sarah was more positive she was like “Dark rainy day in a Kampala”………….”the hardest times in Kampala”-Misha Monella. My proof reader choose from…

AFRICA IN THE YEAR 2120

African Federation/ United States of Africa In one of the Star trek movies, in Hola a TV series, in the novel Odyssey Three by Arthur C.Clarke in 1987, A French Beninese Film Africa Paradise in a setting of 2033 and even a 90’s cartoon Bots Master there is a sticking resounding issue of Africa as…

?? #MyFreedomday 14 March

But wait liberty is distinctly differentiated from freedom in that freedom is primarily, if not exclusively, the ability to do as one wills and what one has the power to do; whereas liberty concerns the absence of arbitrary restraints and takes into account the rights of all involved. As such, the exercise of liberty is…

Are Ugandan Women Feminist

Sonia Gandhi, Indra Nooyi, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Yoani Sanchez, Aung San Suu Kyi, Lisa Randall, Mona Eltahawy, Julie Gathoni Sumira Gichuru my personal African Christiane Amanpour, Malala Yousafzai, many of my female friends would wonder what is he up to ? what is he writing about? if they can even figure out that these are ladies names, but these ladies are among some of the few women have admired and hold with high respect, if i ever have a daughter these must be her role models.

In Uganda the society pretends to be feminist (a person who supports feminism) while in reality they view and relate gender equality to sexual orientation. Women are leading the fight against feminism with conservatism ideologies that have been past to girls who settle for any thing in life. So we have things like girls don’t do sports, that job is not for them, girls don’t do that course. And the poor girls have taken up what the society offers.

Feminism is no where in Uganda for now (the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes), someone is thinking about the all those ladies in power, lets not look at driving and things of that kind. There is also the woman member of parliament thing that has played on the minds of many, this is how i look at it women feel settled just because of tokenism. As Leslie Bennetts puts it in The Feminine Mistake, it’s true “feminism is suffering from a major image crisis.” every where in the world and in places like Uganda it’s worse.

Today’s young women prefer the mommy track to the corporate ladder, Instead of continuing to fight for equality and their own careers, many want to stay home and raise kids. In fact, a 2005 survey of female students at Yale University found that the majority planned to give up their careers and stay home after they had kids, am not saying its a bad move but in the faith in which Ugandans are doing it is that “bakoowu” attitude.

The feminist movement has effected change in Western society, including women’s suffrage; greater access to education; more equitable pay with men; the right to initiate divorce proceedings; the right of women to make individual decisions regarding pregnancy (including access to contraceptives and abortion); and the right to own property, that should be the direction we should take in Uganda if certain situations come up. How are we getting there? Who should lead the move there?

As regards the aim of feminism many people believe it only advocate the equality between male and female. As a result, quite a few feminists only pay heed to the rights and power, which entitle them to the cosy and comfortable material life, and many females thought that if they can prove that they have capacities to do as well as males in the position that is respected by the modern value, it will be more likely to fulfill the aim of feminism. So nowadays women try their best to act as men act regardless of the character and essence of their own which is not really a good move especially in Africa or in Uganda due to perception of the wide society and culture. For example, they protest that the female engineers, female scientists and female philosophers are so few that they reduce the cause of the phenomenon to the prejudice against the capacities of females. Another case is that female try to act casually and freely like males in the life, especially in the sexual affairs, which neglect all the criteria of the virtue.

All this is not sensible, when females try to gain the same power and so-called ¡°freedom¡± like males have, they will lose many precious virtues and characters which are distinguished from males. All these characters should be respected and adorned by the whole society because they constitute the essence of the females. If women are given the same rights and privileges only under the condition that they have the same, or even the better abilities which are valued by the principles of male virtue, I think women are only give the sufficient opportunity to accept the characters of men, regardless of good or bad in terms of morality and philosophy, and become the artificial ¡°men¡±. So it is necessary for women to reflect on the essences of her own and make them valued by the modern society. Only in this way cay feminism set the right goal and women can gain the real respect from the whole society.

The Interlacustrine Region and the Geopolitics

Also know as the African great lakes region (Maziwa Makuu)  swahili is the most commoly spoken language in the region can’t leave out that fact with the nature of this particular blog, The Great Lakes of Africa are a series of lakes in and around the Great Rift Valley. They include Lake Victoria, the second…

The Cancers, cancer

Today everyone of us has lost a loved one, family, friends a classmate, a co worker, a teammate  to at least a form of cancer. It’s eating up Humanity or we are killing our selves. Have never been to medical school but I can’t look on. I personally don’t believe in the treatment part of…

Netanyahu Trump Palestine

As Benjamin Netanyahu visits Donald Trump today I go back about 70 days ago and take a look at that Historical resolution in my lifetime since am not too old, its important in a sense that it may put an end to an apartheid taking place today in this era ” like now” in the…

The Grammy

a procurement practitioner, love sports meaning rugby, rock music, critical follower of world event, product of Kyambogo University, Sir Apollo Kaggwa Old Kampala, Greenhill Academy, Our Lady of Africa Mukono and Kyambogo College, social media @benjamin_watch

Millennials are we Synonyms with Adultescents

Millennials this is our time but who are we at least in my eyes. We have entitlement, we are lazy and unwilling to work maybe more victims of an economy and the earth ruined by our parents policies and ideology.  We are not at all the end of the human society however much we may…

Listen to South Sudan

We were all full of hope, there had been the past we had not known of since we had the history books to tell us. But in ty he 2000s the information about the new state yet to be born was more available than never before since we would have John Garang coming to school…

2016 Uganda

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