Located along the equator Uganda, the pearl of Africa, receives on average over 1500mm of rainfall per annum, a big percentage of this water runs untapped down various structures as run off and recycles; the fact that water is indestructible, used on not, will always find ways of joining the hydrological cycle. Given the natural hydrological distribution, the artificial movement of piped water from one place to the other risks destabilizing this hydrological distribution and perilous effect may result. The highly impervious nature of paved urban areas means that high runoff rates often occur with intense rainfall, this normally results into terminal floods affecting those in the water flow courses like Bwaise, Nakivubo, to mention.
For years, the use of rainwater has been and is still low despite the heavy rains received; focus has instead been on metered water systems regardless of their overhead cost... Read more
With the climate change that has increased the variability of rainfall, and the increasing population that has yielded the growing competition for water and land, new methods of farming that offer new opportunities for increasing the production value per drop of water and for reducing agricultural water demand while increasing the production per area of cropland are all we desire and ought to adopt if we are to keep our country and the world food secure.
With a kilogram at an average price of UGX3, 000, Rice is grown in various parts of Uganda including Eastern Uganda with Kibimba under Tilda leading in Bugiri district, and the south western Uganda majorly in Kihihi, Kanungu district. Many people whether in town or villages use rice either as a quick dish due to the short time required to prepare it, or depend on it entirely as the alternative or an accompaniment to other foods; apparently all hotels, food restaurants and kiosks serve rice while more is exported and imported. More peop... Read more
Despite the various threats to Uganda’s population; malaria, HIV accidents, conflicts and other diseases, it has continued to grow and grow more in numbers exerting pressure on the available resources. While a big population is not necessarily a threat to the nation, a poorly planned economy will always suffocate in attempt to rescue such a big population ever increasing indefinitely.
Uganda’s population needs the implementation of several shelved action points, a lot have been discussed, many plans have been drafted, radio and TV talk shows have been broadcast; we have got all it takes to kick start the economy development. Can we do more of the actions than the talking? Can we see the implementation of these good plans and reports into real practice? There is one thing any living thing will never dodge; food. With the current youth unemployment at 83% ranking Uganda the second in the world after Niger, job hunting continues even when the hope seems diminishing; this has created a... Read more