February 27th, 2010

Uganda’s environment dilemma as the country’s forest cover dwindles


Wood burning for charcoal

Human activity is main cause of deforestation, largely exacerbated by a high population growth rate of 3.2 percent per annum.

Developing countries must seriously invest in renewable energy in order to meet their current and future energy needs. Sources of renewable energy are in plentiful supply and include among others the following:

- Solar
- Wind and
- Hydro
- Biogass etc

http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/-/688334/869462/-/winodt/-/index.html

The Law of The Garbage Truck



One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy; and I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!' This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so...... 'Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't.'

Posted by ACT
Southampton, UK

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: STIGMALESS BAND (Kampala Uganda)



Moses Superchager sings with the Stigmaless band members of the Joint Clinical Research Centre. They sing songs of Hope and adherence, treatment of HIV and AIDS and they recently released an English music play called BRAKING THE SILENCE.
Stigmaless band is a group of talented adolescents who are HIV Positive, on treatment but with out stigma. It is the most active HIV peer Support group throughout the world with an updated website which contains facts about adolescents with HIV/AIDS.

The group is composed of over 60 adolescents and all get Anti retrol viral treatment from Joint Clinical research Centre (JCRC) headed by Prof. Mugyenyi Peter who is very supportive.

Stigmaless Band members meet twice on weekends to share stories, sing, dance, record songs, rehearse plays and do a bit of sporting i.e. football, netball, volley ball, basket bal and swimming.

For more read review: http://www.stigmalessband.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110&Itemid=106