Them Huge Pumpkins

1 07 2015
Facom Pumpkins

Facom Pumpkins

Its  Pewosa food and cottage trade fair  time. During this period, you get to see all types of mesmerizing agricultural products, some even bigger than your head. Above is a pic of a pumpkin that was paraded by Patrick Yiga, a celebrated Ugandan farmer who has extensively undertaken research in Agriculture to improve the crop yields of most African farmers. This has been possible through his consultancy organisation, Facom.





ED Jennifer Musisi visits Kalisoliiso Show

24 05 2015

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The ED of KCCA M/s Jennifer Musisi, visited Kalisoliso radio show on wed 20th May 2015 just to have a chat with the program hosts. her challenge was to come up with a Motto ya Maka and she answered that she was not ready with one. Abu Kawenja saved the day with a simple motto of “Abasajja lord Mayor…….” it was an exciting moment for everybody.





Masengere Finally inaugurated.

25 04 2015

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13th April is an official public holiday in the Kingdom of Buganda. Its is Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi’s birthday. This year, 2015, the Kabaka was celebrating his 60th birthday at Bulange Mengo and guess what, his birthday present from his subjects was the magnificent Masengere Building which was finally completed after Amin had started the structure in the late 70’s. Amin’s Army had taken over Bulange building after Obote had outlawed all cultural heads in the country as far as 1967. The officers lacked office space and the government decided to construct an adjacent building to the republican house. The overthrow of Amins government in 1979 brought a halt to all the construction efforts. The reinstatement of Kingdoms in 1991 rejuvenated plans to complete the structure. The appointment of Charles Peter Mayiga as Kattikiro saw him undertake a countrywide fund-rising drive to complete the building. On the 13th of April, it was officially handed over to the Kabaka as his 60th birthday present. Long live the King.

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Harriet Kisakye Passes on.

25 04 2015

Kisakye Its a moment of grief and sorrow. A few hours ago, news about the demise of a local music Diva Harriet Kisakye is allover the social media. Harriet has battled with an illness for the last two weeks at Mulago hospital and was lately transferred to IHK hospital this morning for further screening. Kisakye has had an impact on the Ugandan music scene moving from one band to the other over the years. I remember during our hey days of music shows, i organised an Easter show at Mityana and Kisakye then, a young, beautiful and full of hope girl, was the main act. That was the only moment i got a little closer having a string of shows in Myanzi and Mityana ku Gombolola. She will be greatly missed by her Uganda fans. Rest in peace Harriet.





Finally, they get here!!!!

16 03 2015

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Ugandan artisans and service providers never stop to amaze the public. They seem to read from the same book and frankly they must belong to the same parents. I guess you by now know what exactly i am talking about, empty promises. The picture above was taken on 15 Feb 2015. This day has since become so special to me. It is the World Radio Day as announced by UNICEF since 2010. It is a day for all radio enthusiasts to focus on the radio medium and how it has benefited the Masses. Radio is the dominant communication channel in Africa, and south of the sahara, it covers over 95% of the populations in this area. However, radio is least developed in Africa compared to the rest of the world. Having such a day is one of the ways to ensure that the capacity of Radio is enhanced.

Secondly, it has become a tradition for RTF Practical training Center to always have and celebrate their graduation ceremony on this day. It is synonymous with the core training areas at the facility. And yours truly, this picture was taken on 15th Feb 2015 but i have just received my pictures today, yet i paid in full for photography services, weeks before the function. Now this says a lot about our work ethic as Ugandans. I dont know wether i deserve such uncultured treatment but many Ugandans out their are going through this nightmare some how. Carpenters, artisans, builders, name it, have always taken their clientele for granted and i keep wondering why this has become a tradition. A service delivered on time is a rare occurrence in Uganda to an extent that a site engineer may surprise you if he/she allots a considerable chunk of their time to completing your project. I think i should not fret, because, i might be misunderstood for raising my dissatisfaction. Any ways, we had a lovely function with 17 certificate students and 47 diploma students. The chief guest was Owek Nuwa kiyimba, the state minister fir education Buganda Government.





sounds interview

22 10 2014




sound cloud

22 10 2014

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