Tuesday, May 19, 2015


In the last 2yrs, I have met many Ugandans who are superbly intelligent and some are geniuses as a matter of fact. This latter group knows everything.  Being intelligent and having geniuses in the country has resulted into an unemployment rate of 85-95% of the youth who make up 75% of the population.  Take the population of Uganda and use the realistic number of 38 million. How many are the youth and how many are unemployed?

The above answer will tell you how many are hungry, angry and ready to rise up when they awake from their slumber.  You make a very big mistake, HUGE MISTAKE to ignore these numbers.

Some of you are gainfully employed and in fact you think the unemployed are lazy (some of you do say so on social media).  Guess what, you are an employment ID number in an organizational chart.  Someone is likely looking at which box to eliminate or which whole branch to eliminate.  When you lose your job, chances are that you will not get a job in your field, for your current salary and with your current employer's competitors. You will likely end up needing to start afresh and compete with fresh graduates.  Given that the graduates are likely being paid half of what you make, guess who will be hired over you.  You want to end up being a consultant when you are let go.  But did you build a strong network outside of your work friends for yourself? Be it in the local community or international.  It can be business people or friends who could help propel your business idea or your next project.  Does your network of friends include people from a wide range of professions, economic strata, education level, continents, races and countries?

Welcome to your life.  The world is now a global village now.  Use Social Media to your advantage. Build your network with people who will likely help you more than your current circle of FB friends who chitty chat about nothing useful.  Do you learn anything from them?  Do they learn anything from you? Expand and one day you will be surprised how people come in handy.

For God and My Country
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)
Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
BELIEVE! I wept because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet." Ancient Persian saying  I am a Social Justice and Human Rights Activist. Find me on Face Book.  All my opinions are mine and do not reflect on any employer or organisation. 
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