I had been taking pictures the whole day. For some reason, I was not feeling the assignment. I mean, try shoot papyrus and the sanitary pads that are made of of them. But towards the end while shooting at the actual swamp, I saw this guy moving with his papyrus and panga. I knew this was it. I followed him and called out, “ssebo” (Luganda for ‘sir’ or the equivalent). when he turned, I started shooting away. And this was my lucky shot of the day.
You go to shoot a Very Important Event (VIE) and right before the hand over, some guy decides to pop this crap right before the most important moment-the hand over. I cant help but scream ‘crap!’.
I was at the Vintage car show held at Sheraton Hotel Kampala over the weekend. Ugandans have cars dating back to the 1920’s. Here is one of them.
The search for Miss Uganda 2012-2013 is on.
This was revealed by Miss Uganda organisers Kezzi Entertainment at a function held at Kampala Serena Hotel last week. The battle for the crown will kick off with regional tours starting with Mbarara for the Western region. The Mbarara auditions will take place on 14th April at Big Fun Gardens. This will be followed by auditions in Gulu (Diana Gardens) and Jinja (Crested Crane Hotel) on 21st April and 28th April respectively. The contestants from the central region will be auditioned on 2nd May at Guvnor. The top 20 finalists be chosen from all the regional contestants on 11th May and will enter camp at Ndere Centre for preparations and training. According to Brenda Nanyonjo, the training includes personal grooming and etiquette; business and entrepreneurship; skills; public speaking and talent development among others. The finalists will come out on 25th May for what has been dubbed the ‘Talent Nite’ before the grand finale on June 1st at Kampala Serena Hotel.
Potential contestants can pick registration forms from the leading radio stations in the major towns of Uganda as well as Miss Uganda offices on plot 4, 2nd Street Industrial Area. They should be Ugandans between 18-24 years, not married, with no visible tattoos and no criminal record.
20 year old Alice from Moroto sits with her 5 month old twins (girls) at Amber house in Uganda’s capital Kampala. She said that her husband was killed by cattle rustlers.
There is more to Kampala’s beggars than what meets the eye. Stories are told of how these peolple are brought from the Karamoja region to the city centre and the said cartels take a percentage of the beggars’ proceeds.
The United Nations African Institute for the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders warned that human trafficking is on the rise in Uganda.
The institute says that the movement of girls from karamoja to other regions in due to economic migration as they move from a high hardship area (Karamoja) to an areas with low hardships.
I happened to be at Serena Hotel Kampala during an event hosted by Samsung. Serena has one of the best swimming pool ambiances in Kampala. I shot this one later in the evening.