Ever since I opened a Facebook Account in the name: Kiwanuka Kituuka, I have got opened to the realities outside Uganda. Uganda needs leadership to get it started on the journey to the Promised Land. It is unfortunate that the current leadership does not seem to have the agenda that can move the country to the level where Ugandans and those who come to do business see it as the real Pearl of Africa.
You cannot imagine the free information a serious Government can get from enterprises that feature just on Facebook. People are planting and growing fruits, vegetables, name it in the desert where there is no soil in some instances or rain fall. People are growing crops in polythene bags. Here we have all the land, the soil and what is needed is educating the people on what enterprises to manage, How to manage them and avail the financial resources as well as the markets. It is also true that if the economic activities people are involved in increase, disposable income is bound to increase hence effective demand for goods and services all of which can boost the welfare of the people as well as the tax revenue earned by Uganda.
The miracle is: How does the country get out of the current leadership which cannot live to the challenge of getting Uganda started on the journey to the Promised Land?
This type of cattle infrastructure should be a reality in Uganda.
Cattle that can give 50 litres a day can be procured.
Even in dry season, we should be capable of growing crops given experience elsewhere.
Higher yielding varieties can do miracles in Uganda.
Growing in pots at least for domestic consumption where there may not be land.
Extensive poultry management is possible.
These fruits are not cared for though they grow well in many parts of Uganda.
Rain-fed agriculture MUST become a matter of history.
Vegetable growing potential is there in many parts of Uganda.
These fruits need to be grown extensively focusing on the market.