Articles Posted in the " Perspective " Category

  • Mao’s powerful tribute to son, Nicco, as he made 20

    By Norbert Mao What a journey! When you were born your mum and I were overjoyed. That joy continues to fill our hearts. I remember the headline in the Monitor “MP Mao is Dad”! It was a mischievous wordplay of the paper then superintended by the inimitable Wafula Oguttu. Before you were born, I had been […]

  • The deteriorating plight of former Kitgum Bishop, Benjamin Ojwang

      His health continues to deteriorate since he was transferred from Lacor hospital to Gulu Regional referral hospital three weeks ago, resulting from a stroke suffered last year. Weak and unable to reorganize anybody, Benjamin Ojwang, the retired Anglican Bishop of Kitgum Diocese is a man in need at a trying moment. The 67-year-old became […]

  • Distrust in Uganda is a potent chalice killing cooperation

    The amount of time we spend protecting our integrity and reputation in a paradoxical society is testimony of a crisis. Liberalism has taught us to detach from everything social and adhere to a pursuit of materialism. To undermine the public for the private, and the social for individualism. Incidentally, we attempt to adhere to traditions […]

  • From the ruins of war in northern Uganda, emerges literary gems

    There are things better expressed through poetry. The commonest being love. Stunned by the beauty of Lapobo, an awed AR Cliff Lubwa p’Chong marveled: ‘‘Lapobo, tall but not too tall…when I think of her, makes food drop off my hand.’’ Love triggers poetic expression. The opposite of love too triggers poetry. When the walls of […]

  • Sachet Waragi Poses Serious Health Risks In Uganda

    By Ochan Otim I was involved in a study that assessed the health risks associated with consumption of ‘sachet’ Waragi in Acoli, Uganda. The study found that alcohol in the market had agents that pose a serious health risk. My interest in assessing the health risk of consuming alcohol stems from my roots in Bolo […]

  • An essay on Mao and the art of skillful deployment of language

    On the Capital Gang, the public affairs talkshow on Capital FM this past Saturday, missiles jutted from the hip and mouth of Democratic Party president (DP), Norbert Mao.  Understandable considering that days before, Mao had been in the trenches with Butambala Member of Parliament Mwanga Kivumbu who he blitzkrieged as a ‘‘meal-card’’ politician. On the […]

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