Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mind Your Health Magazine is a group run on Whatsap and FB by a doctor in Cameroon

From group Mind Your Health Magazine. A doctor in Cameroon facilitates it. He is the go to person with health questions. All members can ask questions and get answers. We also contribute what we know and experience or have experienced. Here is what I just shared with the group. If you think reading is expensive, try ignorance.
Jude had written about UTIs and if you missed it, then scroll up. Last week, I got an inquiry from some one in Uganda about UTI and if it affects the reproductive system. You have to understand that most of my people in Uganda do not have full internet access. And few can afford a doctor or a proper diagnosis. So I tend to use Google to get information. However many women have suffered UTIs. I confirmed that the sister was having a burning sensation. My advice was to go to the closest medical Centre and get a urine test. When she told me that the Centre had no staff or testing capabilities, I advised a visit to the closest pharmacy and get Amoxycillin for 7 days. Take 500 mg tabs twice a day (one pill twice) or 4 pills a day (250 mgs four times daily) and finish the full treatment no matter if she gets well. You see, if you take partial treatment of antibiotics, you risk your life when you become resistant to the medication. This is why you always have to take the full dose to the end. Yesterday the young lady sent me a message that she is much better. But itching. Antibiotics can kill off the good bacteria and you end up with a yeast infection. It doesn't happen all the time but it can happen. So whenever you are on antibiotics, eat as much yoghurt as you can get your hands on. The bacteria in yoghurt kills off the bad bacteria. In Kenya, you can drink maziwa lala. In Uganda, you can make maziwa lala by using fresh milk and squeezing a lemon or putting vinegar in it to make it cuddle. The treatments for a yeast infection are expensive and in a country with a poor medical system, prevention is better than cure. There is also another prevention. Cranberry juice (not from concentrate) seems to work rather well. My suggestion to friends and family is a glass of cranberry juice at breakfast and supper time. PS: I have no medical training. Some of us are facing mediocre medical health and we need to beware. By being in this group, you can learn much which you can share with your loved ones. Where we err, Jude will guide us. Anyone feel like cranberry juice now? Thanks Judex.

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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I have watched many diss Besigye on all social media. I have also watched the ones who think highly of him. IF you read some of the things that people say about him OR even what the pro NRM people say about him, you stop and want to know more about this man. Can you imagine that you cannot go and buy food for your family without being accosted? Can you also imagine that wherever he goes, crowds show up (not his making) and then he gets arrested violently for inciting disorbedience. HOW? I have never understood how our Military Police can justify one man not being able to go into a super market to buy food. In fact, last week, I had a dream of walking into a Nakumat store to buy food. He came in. Suddenly, there were military everywhere. The good thing to the dream was Besigye paid for my groceries. My biggest worry is that kawala threatening him with death. You know who. The woman who slapped one body guard and then now told us all "Besigye is lucky that we did not shoot him dead". May have been a joke but we got the message. So incidentally, this might be the time that I ask all the Ugandans who love Besigye to do everything and anything to protect his life. Kizza Besigye. I am not psychic. I do situation analysis. The main reason why Besigye has not been killed is because it would incite the biggest rebellion in the Great Lakes Region. I assure you that each time he is brutally arrested only serves to infuriate the people. IF they can do this to one of their own who went into the bush with them, imagine what they will do to us commoners. UGANDA makes a very big mistake to brutalize Besigye and Lukwago. BIG mistake. You will remember my words in the future. Not too far now, if you continue to terrorize Besigye, you will see the people rise up with no mercy.

Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)
For God and My Country
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Saturday, May 30, 2015


Over the last few months, I have received many messages from Uganda thanking me for what I do. Incidentally, many also told me that they worry about my safety.  I would like to thank you for reading the information I share and for worrying about my safety.

You see, Uganda is going through a very hard time.  Our freedom of speech has been uswarped.  Our freedom to assemble is no more without permission.  In 2013 while most Ugandans were awaiting the Mini Skirt Bill and Anti-Gay Bill, they did not pay attention to the Public Order Management Bill (POMB).  One of my friends in USA and I tried to warn our people to pay attention.  Few paid attention.  Then it was open field on women wearing short clothes.  In fact we have the videos and pictures of women being undressed in public.  Another war followed afterwards of Kill The Gays.  All this while, people did not realise that the POMB was the real thing.  On the day that the anti-gay bill was signed, NRM announced something that few paid attention to.  The Opposition will never win an election in Uganda until after 2056.  All the dailies in Uganda killed off their articles about this but Kenya and other international media still carry the story.

When you ask me if I am afraid for my life because of what I post and share, I have to tell you the truth.  I am afraid.  But not to the level that you fear.  Freedom of Speech is ingrained in our constitution no matter how much you bastardize the constitution. It is rather sad that you took away Freedom of Assembly.  This POMB is why Dr. Besigye and Lord Mayor Lukwago get arrested or put under House Arrest.  It is the same law which gets Ingrid Turinamwe arrested and jailed.  With such key leaders in Uganda fighting for your freedom, who am I to be worried about?  I live in Canada and you need solid proof of a crime to get me arrested by Interpol.  Very much like Australia has not arrested Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi.  Your laws which you trample over any time you want do not really work in other countries.  Interpol in other countries need solid evidence before you pick any of us up.  So please, sit back and relax.  Talking about Uganda and sharing the news from Uganda is not a crime, not even in Uganda.  Were it to be, I would be in jail.  You all know that I share news from your own media sources.  What I share which is not in Uganda always has a link to the international source for the article.  I do write yes, but I write from life experience and no one has ever disputed what I personally write. One has to be courageous to share some of my life experiences because my life has been shaped by much suffering and love. Love Heals.

Not once in my life have I been threatened by the government of Uganda and I will go on record to repeat this.  However, I have been threatened by some people who claim to work for the government of Uganda. Which is rather bad for them because they do get exposed and their payers find out who they are by the attacks they throw at me. Every threat is shared globally.  The Ugandan government said very clearly that Nebandah was not killed by the government.  Imagine how intelligent you look when you post or comment "Martha, we are going to get you Nebandah style, RIP".  Or imagine when you think that Whatsap is exclusive to you and tell me "you think you can hide in Canada but we will find you and kill you".  I am the type who keeps all communication and files it.  You can take away my laptop but my information is not even stored on it.  Stop being against the Ugandan government and if you do work for the Ugandan government and have been assigned to threaten me or kill me, good luck with that because then I know you are a low level nothing.  Until I get a message from the IGP or ISO, I will just make fun of you and expose your threats.

On the aspect of journalists in Uganda being harassed and even being beat up, I can only say one thing. Journalists are the reason we have some semblance of freedom and democracy.  Whether paid or not, attacking them is tantamount to treason even under the Ugandan laws.  You would also be making a very big mistake to ignore the fact that anyone in the audience can now shoot videos and make them go viral on the social networks to expose your brutality.  Whatever you do, keep off from the journalists.  The public will tell and show what you did and these images and videos will be used against you later in your career and also in your dealings with any other job you take away from policing.  The world has a memory. Never forget this.

Am I FDC or UPC or DP? Nope. I am a liberal and will be voting for Justin Trudeau this October 2015. However, being of Ugandan origin, it is only for My God and My Country that I read, learn and share with Uganda what is going on in the country.  If my informing and educating is a crime, then charge me in an a Court of Law or forever remain silent.

I am careful about my safety and the safety of my family members.  However, it is you who should be careful when you threaten me and my family as we have not done anything wrong to you or Uganda but you do much to threaten anyone and everyone who dares to talk about corruption, bad education, lack of medicine, flooding in Kampala on rainy days, impassable roads up country, high unemployment, land grabbing, etc.. You are the enemies to the country.  Even President Museveni now sees right through you.  Praising him without telling what our problems are is treason.  His goals for Uganda were big in 1986 but some of you chose to sleep and praise him without telling him what the real problems of your communities are.  You hence naturally showed him that you were not interested in the good of the country sauf your stomachs.  He is very smart and he knows you.  You just do not know him.

We have other issues with security, killings, vanishing people, missing money, wars, terrorism, etc...  YOU make a very big mistake when you praise him when these things are ongoing because then he knows who the real enemy of Uganda is.  You are the enemy.  You prove it time and time again.  Praising where you should criticize and say what is wrong is what the yea sayers do.  When all is done and finished, think about this. How much money do you have in an off shore bank account to run into exile and live in exile.  Nothing lasts forever.  There will be a government change and those of you who have gone on International Forums to threaten people and claim that you love Uganda will be the ones sent off into oblivion.

For God and My Country
Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District, no water, no electricity, keep telling the president all is okay)
I once cried when I had no shoes until I met a man with no feet...ancient Persian proverb.

Friday, May 29, 2015


I have previously compiled information on Thyphoid Fever. If you missed it just go on Google.

Let us talk about cholera.  This one has killed more than 30 people in Tanzania in refugee camps and apparently from refugees running out of Burundi for their lives.  This is something that can easily be treated or prevented if we all pay attention.  Since the refugees have been arriving in #Uganda, I feel obligated to talk about it.  Below is some information about this preventable and yet killer illness.

Cholera often breaks out when there is overcrowding and inadequate access to clean water, trash collection and proper toilets. It causes profuse diarrhea and vomiting which can lead to death by intense dehydration, sometimes within a matter of hours.  Cholera is a serious risk in the aftermath of emergencies, like the Haiti earthquake of 2010, but can strike anywhere. The situation can be especially problematic in rainy seasons when houses and latrines flood and contaminated water collects in stagnant pools.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cholera affects three to five million people worldwide and causes between 100,000 and 130,000 deaths per year.

MSF’s water and sanitation engineers and logisticians play a vital role in the prevention of cholera. The disease is treatable and, in many situations, MSF teams have limited the death rate to less than one percent.

Cholera causes profuse diarrhea and vomiting
Caused by poor sanitation, overcrowding, war and famine.
A patient undergoing treatment can lose over 50 litres of fluid.
MSF has developed cholera treatment kits to provide rapid assistance.
MSF teams are able to limit the case fatality rate to less than one percent.
What Causes Cholera?

Cholera is caused by an infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The bacterium causes the cells lining the intestine to produce large amounts of fluid, leading to profuse diarrhea and vomiting.  The infection spreads when someone ingests food or water contaminated with the feces or vomit of someone carrying the disease.   Contaminated food or water supplies can cause massive outbreaks in a short period of time, particularly in overcrowded areas such as slums or refugee camps.

Symptoms of Cholera
Typically, symptoms of cholera appear within two to three days of infection. However, it can take anywhere from a few hours to five days or longer for symptoms to appear.  A cholera infection is often mild or without symptoms but can sometimes be severe, resulting in profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting and leg cramps.  The patient rapidly losses body fluids, leading to dehydration and shock. Without treatment, they may die within hours.

Diagnosing Cholera
Cholera can be diagnosed by examining stool samples or rectal swabs but, due to the fast-acting nature of the disease there is often little time to do so. 
In epidemic situations, a diagnosis is often made by taking a patient history and conducting a brief examination, with treatment given before there is time for a laboratory to confirm the diagnosis.

Treating Cholera
Cholera can be treated simply and successfully by immediately replacing the fluids and salts lost through vomiting and diarrhea—with prompt rehydration, less than one percent of cholera patients die.

Cholera victims are always treated with oral rehydration solutions—prepackaged mixtures of sugars and salts that are mixed with water and drunk in large amounts. Severe cases will need these fluids to be replaced intravenously via a drip, and antibiotics are sometimes administered.

MSF has treated cholera outbreaks in Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, theDemocratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and even death if untreated. It is caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacterium calledVibrio cholerae.

Cholera was prevalent in the U.S. in the 1800s, before modern water and sewage treatment systems eliminated its spread by contaminated water. Only about 10 cases of cholera are reported each year in the U.S. and half of these are acquired abroad. Rarely, contaminated seafood has caused cholera outbreaks in the U.S. However, cholera outbreaks are still a serious problem in other parts of the world. At least 150,000 cases are reported to the World Health Organization each year.

The disease is most common in places with poor sanitation, crowding, war, and famine. Common locations include parts of Africa, south Asia, and Latin America. If you are traveling to one of those areas, knowing the following cholera facts can help protect you and your family.

Cholera Causes
Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes cholera, is usually found in food or water contaminated by feces from a person with the infection. Common sources include:

Municipal water supplies
Ice made from municipal water
Foods and drinks sold by street vendors
Vegetables grown with water containing human wastes
Raw or undercooked fish and seafood caught in waters polluted with sewage
When a person consumes the contaminated food or water, the bacteria release a toxin in the intestines that produces severe diarrhea.   It is not likely you will catch cholera just from casual contact with an infected person.

Cholera Symptoms
Symptoms of cholera can begin as soon as a few hours or as long as five days after infection. Often, symptoms are mild. But sometimes they are very serious. About one in 20 people infected have severe waterydiarrhea accompanied by vomiting, which can quickly lead todehydration. Although many infected people may have minimal or no symptoms, they can still contribute to spread of the infection.

Signs and symptoms of dehydration include:
Rapid heart rate
Loss of skin elasticity (the ability to return to original position quickly if pinched)
Dry mucous membranes, including the inside of the mouth, throat, nose, and eyelids
Low blood pressure
Muscle cramps
If not treated, dehydration can lead to shock and death in a matter of hours.

Do the right thing. Boil all your drinking water including the water you use for brushing your teeth.  Avoid eating in places which are suspect of not keeping proper hygiene.  Watch out for common symptoms which can progress into really serious things.  Beware.  Prevention is better than cure.  READ and keep reading.  It could save your life or the life of a loved one.

Martha Leah Nangalama
Moncton, Canada

ONE MP in #UGANDA was terribly broken hearted when she was faced with the poverty in her riding


By Paddy Bukenya

MPIGI - Uganda's Trade and Industry Minister Amelia Kyambadde left residents dumbfounded when she wept during a school fundraiser in Mpigi town council.

The visibly disconsolate minister had been invited to speak as guest of honour at Namabo Primary School in Kafumu Parish, Mpigi town council, where a US delegation led by a 9-year-old made a donation towards the construction of latrines and four classroom blocks.

A stony silence engulfed the gathering as Amelia composed herself. (PHOTO CREDIT: Paddy Bukenya)
When she got to the microphone, she broke down and cried as residents and pupils looked on puzzled. There was a stony silence of nearly five minutes as stunned residents exchanged blank glances.

Security officials led the minister back to her seat and waited for her to recollect herself before going on to resume her interrupted speech.The moment Amelia Kyambadde broke down as she started making her speechThe minister carried on with her speech, explaining that the sight of hungry pupils and the state of the school had literally reduced her to tears.

Amelia seems to say something to a member of the US delegation as she criesShe noted that as the pupils sang a welcome song for the guests, they were hardly audible; they looked malnourished, starved, and most of them were barefooted, with jiggers visibly sticking out of their toes.The sight of hungry pupils, most of them barefooted with jiggers sticking out of their toes moved the minister to tears
A Primary Six pupil even failed to pronounce the word 'going'.

The school is littered with dilapidated structures that could collapse anytime. Amelia noted that most of the classes are conducted under trees while district leaders have exhibited the highest level of negligence.Classes are conducted under trees, as the minister discovered (above) and below is an incomplete dilapidated structure supposed to house a classroomThe school head, Richard Nsubuga, informed the minister and the US delegation that of the 350 pupils in the school, only 50 had cleared lunch dues for the school term.

A nine-year-old (squatting) who led the US delegation looks on during the commissioning of four classroom blocks at the school
The situation is so alarming that pupils are hardly responsive during late afternoon classes because of hunger.The US delegation made the donation through an NGO, Twezimbe Development Foundation, which is owned by the minister.

The Mpigi district education boss, Jacinta Ndagire, said they were aware of the plight of this school but had started constructing teachers' quarters.

One MP in the current #Ugandan government was implicated in Human Trafficking to the Middle East

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE, WHO NEEDS ENEMIES?  REMEMBER THAT SHE WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA CRYING CROCODILE TEARS ABOUT THE POVERTY IN HER RIDING.  THIS STORY HAPPENED SOON AFTER THE CRYING.  HEY, IF YOU CAN COME UP WITH THIS KIND OF CASH TO END UP AS A SLAVE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, CONTACT ME. You can do so much more at home with a fraction of the money which was involved in this one.  I have a business back ground in case you are wondering.  Stop giving up all that you own and ending up in a slave business.

Mpigi. Some youth in Mawokota North constituency in Mpigi District have accused their area MP Amelia Kyambadde of facilitating the trafficking of young girls who are lured into sex slavery abroad.
The youth also claimed that some of their male counterparts were taken to work as domestic helpers in Dubai contrary to the earlier agreement of getting them better and well-paying jobs.
Mr Richard Kalule, one of the youth who escaped and returned home recently, said Ms Kyambadde mobilised 300 youth from the sub-counties of Muduuma, Kiringente and Mpigi Town Council, who were sent to Dubai.He said those who were selected sold off whatever they had and raised Shs14 million each which they gave to a labour exporting firm known as J.A.G Security Group Ltd, which was reportedly seconded by Ms Kyambadde to find them jobs in Dubai. “We sold off what we had. I had seven acres of land after being promised that the job I was going to do was to pay me in a few months and buy alternative land in a few months,” said Mr Kalule during an interview in Muduuma last week.
When contacted, Ms Kyambadde wondered why the youth chose to tarnish her name, yet she acted as a Good Samaritan to ensure that they get jobs. “I don’t know why the media is picking interest in such a story. It has turned political. My role was only to connect them to a company known as JAG such that they can get jobs in Dubai. Is it a crime to help my people?” she asked.
However, on reaching Dubai, Mr Kalule said, all their passports were confiscated and males taken to work as domestic helpers.
He claimed they were forced to work under deplorable conditions with low pay, while girls were lured into sex trade in the brothels and nightclubs of Dubai.
“Our sisters who went are now sex slaves and are not paid for selling their bodies. Some have become sick and there isn’t any medical care given to them,” he said.


People post jobs and say for you to call them, email them or inbox them. You comment with your phone number or email or phone.  This makes no sense.  The people posting or giving you help usually state very clearly what you have to do as the next step.  So do you think that a person who is offering the job will call you or inbox you or email you when you are the one in need? Some of us go the extra step of providing all the information in text and a link.  If you only see a link, please go to an Internet Cafe and open it and read.

1) Please pay attention to reading.  READ and follow the instructions.

2) Do not assume that people are out there begging you to work.  Uganda has an unemployment rate of 90% for graduates.  Why do you assume that the employers must find you? You need to find them.

3) I beg you to write full words and full sentences.  I have seen so many post that they want a job as an English teacher but they do not even write one sentence properly.  Why do you do this? No one will pay attention if you do not write properly.  I have repeatedly said that Unglish is not an International language but some have told me "I hv no tym 2 rit full wads".

4) We cannot help you if you insist on helping yourselves.

5) Job searching is now global.  You will miss many opportunities if you remain on FBzero and refuse to learn how to use the Internet (e.g. clicking on job links and following the instructions). It is understandable that you might not have full internet access but if you see something you think is interesting, make an effort and go to a cafe or buy MBs to click on the link and follow it all the way.  How many of you have asked me to give more information regarding scholarships, universities, immigration, visas etc.?  This gets a bit frustrating because one conversation reveals that you did not bother to read anything but just want things spoon fed to you. Not everyone though.

6) I was serious when I said I would send samples of CV and Cover Letter but so many missed when I said, email me and I will send you the documents.  Please do not comment with your phones or emails when a post says very clearly that you email the poster.

7) Face Book is very powerful and can work for you.  Use it right.  There are many opportunities if you read
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. 
Mobile +1-506-871-6371

Thursday, May 28, 2015


TALK ABOUT MONEY WASTING.  EXACTLY WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME GHANA HAD TO DEAL WITH TERRORISM?  HELLO?  ARE YOU NUTS?  AT LEAST YOU SHOULD HAVE CONSULTED THEM ON THE GMO BILL THEY PASSED IN MARCH 2015 TO FORCE ALL THE FARMERS TO ONLY USE GMO SEEDS. Damn it people, you are sucking the life out of #Ugandan tax payers.  You want to know about terrorism, I have some great ideas.  AND my ideas are top of the line so you cannot argue.  Go into Egypt (Sinai). Go into Iraq / Syria /Yemen, Saudi (ISIS).  What do you mean that those places are too far?  Okay, then go into Busoga or Busia (Uganda), there are are some ADF people there. I am not so sure though.  How about we try CAR for Kony and DRC for ADF bin M23? The imminent danger according to your police terrorist alerts is Al shabaranking... Somalia, Kampala (they killed our prosecutor) and they could even be in Mbale (they killed our Sheikh Wafula). One moment please.. aha, Wafula was killed by one annoying Doctor Kiyingi aka ADF boss since the one dude in TZ was arrested before this murder so of course only Kiyingi could pull off such a move.  I am also curious about this man though.  How do you manage to kill so many clerics one continent away? I was a poor physics student so I am certainly missing some things here.  BANG, I finally got it.  It is called 14, 14, 14, 14. Mind Your Own Business.  There is a reason why you must wrestle the pen out of the hands of your kids.  The author of the article which follows proves why.
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.
Mobile +1-506-871-6371

By Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda
On Thursday last week, five MPs on the defence committee and I returned from a week-long study tour in Ghana. The chairperson of the committee, Ms Benny Bugembe, led our delegation.

The committee on defence is currently considering amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Act. Financing terrorism, seizure of property and defining terrorism are some of the areas being considered for amendment. The government thinks the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Acts don't deal with these two evils sufficiently.

The trip to Ghana was mainly on learning how to tighten the noose so we can protect Uganda's financial sector. Apart from transferring power from one democratically-elected president to another and from one political party to another, Ghana can offer many lessons to Uganda. Not surprisingly, receiving Ugandan delegations is about to cause fatigue in Accra.

I have in past articles expressed my opinion on public expenditure on travels - inland and abroad - consultancy and seminars. Yes, I am a beneficiary but won't mourn when these areas are starved of public resources.
The six days in Accra and Koforidua (capital of eastern province) certainly can't make me an expert on Ghana but I picked memorable lessons. Most memorable is the independence and sincerity of some of the leaders that we met. The minister of defence, Dr Benjamin Bewa-Nyog Kunbuor, was the most intriguing. When considering terrorism laws, he advised "not to categorize people fighting for self-determination."

He also advised that armed forces who commit acts of terror outside their normal activities should be classified as terrorists and accordingly charged. And on politics, he said the armed forces have no role to play at all. If the politicians mismanage the country, it is them that were given the mandate. The military should be concerned with territorial integrity. And territorial integrity means the people of Ghana as well.

I hope you still remember what Gen Aronda Nyakairima said in 2012 during a standoff between the president and parliament. He threatened that the military could take over. We had just lost our colleague Cerinah Nebanda, whose death has never been resolved, and we wanted parliament to convene to discuss the conduct of the president.

In Ghana, I almost abandoned the terrorism law to concentrate on the role of the military in a democracy. The good thing is that the Ghanaian defence minister holds a PhD in law and has taught at universities. He said excesses of the state must also be criminalized.

"You shouldn't attempt to fight terrorism by breaching fundamental human rights," he advised.
He said many African states were not innocent actors. Such states, he said, are weak at providing social services and very strong at proposing and enforcing sanctions on their citizens. These states don't discuss how much they should punish themselves for failure to deliver social services but spend most of the time discussing how to punish citizens.

And in Ghana, not a single penny is ring-fenced as 'classified' expenditure. Ghana's GDP - monetary value of goods and services produced within a country - is two to three times bigger than Uganda's, yet they have 10 million people less.

Because I am not an economist, I attach less value to figures. I like to see development with my naked eyes. Ghana is not a Dubai with several skyscrapers in one place to admire but certainly it is not a Uganda.

Their road network is much more developed but of course some parts of Accra are not well planned. During our visit, there was a protest in town over load shedding. The noise of the generators is just as we experienced here two years ago. But at night, Accra is better lit than Kampala and many other African capitals.

This interaction reinforced my earlier view on the war in Somalia. Uganda was deployed in Somalia in March 2007 to fight, initially, the Union of Islamic Courts. It is these courts that metamorphosed into al-Shabab. In about a year, Uganda will have operated in Somalia for a full decade.

The mandate of this so-called Amisom was to secure structures of a transitional government, implement a national security plan, train Somali forces and assist in creating a secure environment for the delivery of humanitarian aid.
Results on the ground, I think, suggest something different. There are more Somalis in and going into exile. The transitional government will never be secured by foreign forces. Even the training has failed. Imagine, Shs 254bn is spent on Ugandan troops in Somalia every year. In 10 years, that will be Shs 2.54 trillion! And Somalis are some of the refugees dying on seas fleeing to Europe.

What will come out of this will be an Islamic sort of outfit and all the menace it is unleashing in Iraq and Syria. Somalis fighting for self-determination should never have been classified as terrorists. For me, that is what is fuelling terrorism - criminalization of the fight for freedom. And that is why we are enacting one law after another and spending all these billions.

The author is MP for Kyadondo East.



Let us analyze a few things. Dr, Kizza Besigye​ (aka Col. Besigye) left NRM when he realised that it was not serving the interests of the country. This brother is now hunted wherever he goes.  It is a miracle that he is still alive, but the International Community is not that stupid and they give a lot of money to Uganda.  Call it "act like you care about human rights and we shall give you money".

Then we have this Erias Lukwago (lawyer by training). I hear that he was kicked out of office despite having been elected.  Learn about the poverty in Uganda and you will understand. Some sh. 20 million, 3000 baby chicks and feed did the trick. OH my, this was serious competition when I was only trying to give 15 chicks and feed per family.  This brother is a bit hard headed though. He joined the band wagon of saying "enough, Uganda needs better". Now look at him. I love it.

Then you have those other ones who used to say "there is no way in hell this could happen to me". Some are dead and others are still alive and kicking.  DID you know that you are a condomn and once used, you are disposable and many have been disposed of. Well, you can understand why.

We should be grateful for the ones who are still alive and willing to fight so that we can know that we are living in a fascist regime.  You would be a fool to think any different.  You could likely have been indoctrinated and that is okay.  Just remember what happens to all those who are indoctrinated to believe without thinking.  They go down in history where one time our kids and grand kids will say 'what the bloody hell was wrong with their brains?".

The truth is if you support this repressive murderous regime and have no Swiss bank account, you will not afford exile.  I would caution you to remain silent for whatever you say will be used against you in the future. I too should be silent but this is what is wrong with Uganda.  The ones with voices do not speak up.  I signed a contract with God "keep me alive and I will inform and educate your children". Ambitious yes. Impossible (Im possible).  Doable, certainly.  Find your voice and you too shall speak out against injustice.  You begin to die the minute you walk away from injustice and ignore the death being dwelt on others.  Never remain silent in the face of injustice because you could be next.  In fact, you are next.

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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My home country #Uganda has lived through some horrors and still lives through daily horrors.  Try POMB (Public Order Management Bill) where no more than 3 people can assemble without permission.  Spells Fascism to me but I could be wrong.

Everyone is on the edge and very distrustful of everyone. I beg to ask a question, if you know nothing about the person, should you not do research about them to get to know them?  The world is a global village now and most of us have a lot of information on the grid.  Before you go off and say "I do not trust you, I do not trust that person, that person is a mole, that person is against us", should you not read about that person?

I have met many friends since 2013 from Uganda and it is like an onion, just keep peeling back and the person will be there.  Going off distrusting people and even saying it on international forums makes you look rather weak and too lazy to research.

Dear #Uganda, we are all in this together.  Do not judge people until you get to know them.  Most people who really care about Uganda make their information and purposes well known to the world.  All you have to do is read. READING is great for you.  You should try it sometimes.

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. 
Mobile +1-506-871-6371


Most of you know that I use Canada as an example in most of what I write for #Uganda. It is mostly because I only know 2 countries (Canada and Uganda).  While researching on what to present to Ugandans to help alleviate the 90% unemployment rate in the country, I will pull in some things from around the globe.  It is not because I graduated from University of Toronto that I share this with you.  It is because it is reality.  Just read what they advise a job seeker to do. 

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.
Mobile +1-506-871-6371

Approximately 80% of all jobs available at any given time are not advertised on internet listings, job boards or in the newspaper.

These unadvertised jobs, the ones commonly known as making up the “hidden job market”, are the ones you should focus on because you'll face far less competition and this is how most employers prefer to hire.
There is no one right way to look for a job but...

Use a variety of methods, but devote the most time and energy to those that yield the best results. Experts agree that the most effective ways to land a job are through networking or approaching employers that you’re interested in directly with a tailored resume and cover letter.
Know what you want.

Before even starting your job search, you must understand your skills and interests and need to know what type of work you’re looking for.
One of the keys to a successful job search is knowing what makes you a unique candidate and communicating this effectively to a prospective employer. For help with this self assesment, make an appointment to see a Career Counsellor.
Research the job market and specific organizations.

Use the internet, the public library, professional associations, and talk to people you know. If you don't know where to get information, visit the Career Centre’s Resource Library and ask about our Employer Directories.
Tailor your resume and cover letter to employer needs.

Connect the dots for the employer, making it perfectly clear how you have the qualifications they need for the job. When employers see that you're one of the few applicants who made an effort tailoring their resume and cover letter to the employer's specific needs, you'll stand out from the crowd.
Be proactive.

Don’t wait for opportunity to come knocking on your door. While most job seekers get a chill even thinking about cold-calling potential employers, it can be an effective way to find work.
Approach the job search as a job in and of itself.

Looking for a suitable job to start your career is one of the most challenging jobs you will ever have. Many students have an unrealistic idea of how much time the job search will take. The earlier you begin, the more effort you spend, the more contacts you make, the more likely you are to land a job soon after graduation.
Be persistent and organized.

Develop an action plan. Keep a record of the contacts you've made to employers and the networking you've done. Note the date you talked to an employer and ask when you can call back to follow up (make sure you follow up when you said you would).
Try to keep a positive attitude and create a support system for yourself.
Seek help from Career Professionals.

The UTM Career centre offers professional career counsellors, employment advisors, online resources, print materials and publications.
We have helped thousands of other students start their careers and we can help you too!Get started today by visiting us in DV 3094 or calling 905-828-5451 for an individual appointment.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Tailor your resume and cover letter so that your qualifications are obvious.

<<Recruiters are incredibly busy and only quickly scan resumes (six seconds!) before putting you in the “nope” vs. “deserves-a-closer-look” pile. If you’re unsure if your resume and cover letter clearly illustrates how you meet the requirements, hand them over to a friend with a copy of the job description. It actually helps if the person is not in your line of work. If your qualifications aren’t easy for this person to identify, then you know it’s not clear enough. Take the specific key terms you see in the job description and incorporate them verbatim in the resume and cover letter, wherever possible. This will help you make it past any initial resume screenings done by recruiting software or the most entry-level HR coordinator with no knowledge of your type of work.>>

What's taking recruiters so long?

Posted by Amanda Augustine
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Three tips to help you avoid the job-search 'black hole' with recruiters.


When submitting a resume and applying for a job, why does it take so long before you hear any status or update? - Bev L.


Bev, quick question – for the recruiters who typically take a long time to get back, is it to tell you bad news? In that case, you’re actually lucky they’re responding at all!
Typically, recruiters will be responsive when they want to move forward with your candidacy. However, if you’re not the right fit for the job to which you applied, or they don’t have an open job posting right now for which you’re perfect, you probably won’t hear from them.
Fair or not, in the recruiting world, you are not the customer. The company filling the role – the person who pays their paychecks – is. And, as a result, that’s the person for whom they will be responsive. So, for one, don’t take it personally – it has nothing to do with you, in particular. That’s just how it works.Now, if you’re already interviewingwith the company, a few things could be going on:

Situation 1

You met with two people at the company and they love you, but the last person who has to sign off on the hire is on vacation, which can drag out the process ad nauseum. Unfortunately, this is common, especially during this time of year.

Situation 2

The pool of candidates has been whittled down to you and one other candidate, and the team is still debating which of you the better profile for the job is. This, too, is common, especially if the position is newly created or the existing team has recently changed players.
In both of these situations, the recruiter is really at the mercy of the hiring manager and his/her team. The best thing you can do is to ask for their decision-making timeline at the end of your interview so you know when tofollow up again.
To avoid some of these “black-hole” situations with job applications, here are three things you can do:

Make sure you meet all of the must-have requirements in the job description. 

This isn’t horse shoes – you can’t “kind of” meet “almost” all the requirements – that’s a waste of your time…and the recruiter’s. Nothing effective will come from it.

Tailor your resume and cover letter so that your qualifications are obvious.

Recruiters are incredibly busy and only quickly scan resumes (six seconds!) before putting you in the “nope” vs. “deserves-a-closer-look” pile. If you’re unsure if your resume and cover letter clearly illustrates how you meet the requirements, hand them over to a friend with a copy of the job description. It actually helps if the person is not in your line of work. If your qualifications aren’t easy for this person to identify, then you know it’s not clear enough. Take the specific key terms you see in the job description and incorporate them verbatim in the resume and cover letter, wherever possible. This will help you make it past any initial resume screenings done by recruiting software or the most entry-level HR coordinator with no knowledge of your type of work. 

Before you apply, check to see if you know anyone who currently works at the company.

Contact them and try to get their endorsement. You might be able to put the person’s name in the online application. And, sometimes, this will expedite your application ahead of others. Many companies prize their employee referrals, as it’s assumed the employee would only refer someone who is a good cultural fit (very important!).


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