Thursday, April 17, 2008

20 Young Girls Burn In School Fire

Now this one is guaranteed to make you cry. Twenty (20) young girls getting burnt in a dormitry at school is not something we hear of every day but alas, a school just in the nearby towns to Kampala called Budo junior school had one of its dormitries go up in flames with the result that 20 girls between the ages of 8-9 years lost their lives.

Whats more? two bodies of male adults were also found in the wreckledge of a girls' dormitry.Police is promising thourogh investigations but from my experience with Uganda, all this will be forgotten in acouple of weeks save of course for the families that lost their dear angels

I am lost of words but only God can judge the living and the dead and may the souls of those little angels rest in enternal peace.

By the way did I tell you that families can not bury their dead because they have burnt beyond recornition and we have to wait for DNA results? The only right now is the politics that has been going on in the school with the changing of the administration. By the way the new school head is just one month old there and it is said the old head tried to resist being transfered and even mobilised strikes against the change.

Just watch this space for more on this sad development.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Travel in Kampala comes to a standstill

Yesterday I or must I say we in Kampala who do not drive had a very rough time. taxi drivers went on strike protesting the tight regulations on them imposed by police.

This meant that we had to walk to work and any where else we wanted to go and back home. The only other option was to use motorcycles which of course given the crisis had increased their fares almost ten-fold.

This I blame on governments carrying out policies without carrying out analysis studies to predict their outcomes.

A researcher like me would have advised them to introduce these policies one at a time to prevent such a circumstance.

Any way things seem to be coming back to normal given the fact that the drivers do not have enough savings to keep them going without work for long.


My name is Wamala Dennis Mawejje, aka denkross, a citizen of Uganda in my early twenties.

I am a graduate with a bachelors in economist and now practicing as a private researcher for different firms around the world.

I love making friends, having fun, reading and traveling.

Today is a special day in my life since i get to welcome you to my blog.


With love denkross