Instead of reaching out to each other, we are stealing from each other. What a paradox! What is happening to value systems of this great land? On Monday 3rdDecember 2012, The New Vision cover page headlines can shock a visitor to death, but are only telling for a resident –for corruption stories are sadly becoming a way of life in this Country.
For the past eight years, I have been on a learning journey – for the large part dedicated to farming and agricultural systems in Uganda. Of course, I was born and raised in a farmer’ household. I therefore tend to think that this naturalized me into farmers’ daily realities.
On 20thSeptember in New York President Barack Obama launched the Open Government Partnership (OGP, see www.opengovpartnership.org), a powerful, new effort that seeks to make governments more open to their citizens. Not anyone can join; eligible countries need to meet a minimum set of transparency criteria.