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The Search for Authoritative Sources

Having appreciated how daunting it is to determine a source as authoritative, as news, and on which to base decision-making, I surmise that the place of authoritative sources in decision-making has remained the same from time immemorial. What is important is to appreciate that there are different cultural centres. One needs to be aware of whose central logic they are basing their thought processes and decision-making. For Africa and for Africans, it is important that we try as much as possible to locate within the cultural centres of our pre-colonial ancestors. For this to happen, we need to take the journey of self-discovery and to de-colonise our minds. We should embrace the wisdom of Ngugi wa Thiong’o that is contained in his book: “Moving the centre – the struggle for cultural freedoms”.

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Agroforestry Project Impresses Dr. Okwir

“We shall definitely work together,” Dr. Okwir Wilson, District Veterinary Officer and Acting District Production Officer of Lira District Local Government (Lira DLG) assured CPAR Uganda Ltd (CPAR) during a visit that he made to the CPAR Headquarters on Tuesday, 22nd November 2016. 

During his visit he toured the grounds of the CPAR Headquarters that are located on Plot 5 Makerere Road, in Central Division, in Lira Municipality, in Lira District. What follows are his words of advice to CPAR which he shared with the CPAR Managing Director, Ms. Norah Owaraga: 

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Lira Agroforestry Project

 

This photo is of the CPAR Uganda Ltd (CPAR) Headquarters in Lira and it is located in the grounds of its Lira Base Camp (land and buildings). The photo was taken on the evening of Monday, 22nd November 2016, by Norah Owaraga, the CPAR Managing Director. 

CPAR has dug up the grass lawns at its Headquarters and it has established an impressive agroforestry project, right there in the middle of an urban centre - Lira Municipality in Lira District in Lango Sub-Region in Northern Uganda. 

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