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I sent David a copy of what I wrote about transparency and accountability.  His reply was “Who in Uganda knows the two words?”

David Mwesigwa has inspired me since we first met in 2013. It is because of him that I learne alot about Uganda.

Hence today I wrote for you about the broken moral fabric.

You must take this seriously.

Our 4th daughter my niece Dora, applied to come study in Canada.  She did all the paperwork with a 4hr skype session.  She is my oldest sister’s kid.

At no point did she ask me to connect her. I sent her the same links I share with all Ugandans.

She got all her documents then applied to 3 universities.  Then was asked to send application fees after all documents were received and each university had opened a file for her.  I was low on cash but Mataya sent me $500 via Paypal and I paid the fees.

Then she applied for a visa when UPEI admitted her for the executive MBA.  The Admissions gentleman had even flown to Uganda and spent time with her.

The admission letter said she had to secure her spot with a none refundable $1000.  Neither her nor my sister asked me to pay it.  The kid paid it herself.

For the visa, she had to have $25,000 to show for her tuition.

My sister took a loan.  Dora got her visa to fly here.  She was already by 3 weeks so we had to buy the ticket super fast.  Mataya had told my sister and I to call him as soon as Dora got her visa.  I called him on Wednesday.  An hour later, he calls me saying she is flying from Uganda tomorrow. He emailed the eticket. Dora flew from home on Thusday.   Remember she only got her visa on Wedneday.  We pick her up on Friday. I call Mataya “the eagle has landed”.

Friday night he drops $1000 in my Paypal “that kid is gonna need a laptop and smart phone”.

Then Ugandans I send scholarships have the audacity to tell me “you are fake” OR “you are a human trafficker”.  Both statements were said by Makerere graduates.

I have written a lot about human trafficking. I only give legal information.

This year, I have bee inundated with “connect me”. I send the official Canada visa and education information “please read it on a computer”.  Two minutes I get “I want to do a masters in Environment Science but the link you sent me says the degree is not offered”.

I can tell Tupid from 15,000 miles away.  Instructions were not followed.  “Poor reading habits are the enemy of civilization”.

For as long as you refuse to read, you will ignore instructions.

Or the ones looking for work. I send the link for express entry “please read on a computer”.

Five minutes later “looks like Canada only allows doctors but I only have an engineering degree”.  Holly shit!  The kid did not read.

The same engineer then tells me “you are there, connect me”. Aya basi!  Actually Canada needs plumbers, electricians and machinists and engineer is up there!  Had that idiot read on the computer, the little 🐒 would have found the online form where you fill in your information for assessing your skills.

Key points:

Corruption (connect me) nepotism

Poor reading habits

Inability to follow instructions


Background Information

Dora is a civil engineer

My sister teaches Biology and Agriculture in secondary school in Uganda

Mataya is a CPA and owns an accounting firm in Los Angels

Martha is a Global Computer Network Analyst for the biggest publicly traded oil company


Martha Leah Nangalama

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