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    Hotel Review: What it’s like to stay at Mbale Resort Hotel

    Hotel living is so sweet, Getting a few days/ weeks off your work schedule for a vacation, friends getaway, is a golden opportunity to squeeze in some travels. Just like it sounds, Uganda- The Pearl of Africa is one of the most affordable country to visit-absolutely budget friendly with bonuses of meeting the most friendly and hospitable people ever.

    For some reason- “work related”, I found myself in Mbale town. An amazing town with various natural features and historical sites like Mount Elgon, The Historic Nyero Rock Paintings, The Jewish Community Temple (Semei Kakungulu site), Wanale Hill, Sipi & Sisiyi falls.

    Is a visiting Sipi falls on your bucket list? Then just read and find out why you need to camp at Mbale Resort Hotel.

    Mbale Resort Hotel the perfect choice for a comfortable-luxury stay. It is a five star hotel located along Plot 50, Bungokho Rd, Mbale, Uganda- in the centre of Mbale town. It’s quite easy to bounce around to wherever you want to go and get back safely in the hotel. The Huge Resort complex is surrounded by immaculate landscaping, a swimming pool, 94 rooms on 2 wings, on-site restaurants, bars and my favorite feature – a massive green environment is its pride and joy. Moreover trips to all the sites can be arranged at the hotel with pattern tour companies.

    I arrived in the afternoon – and honestly, I was surprise to see a doorman outside potentially waiting for me. The reception is really elegant and you get to expect what is to come without doubt.

    The Rooms

    The styling in the room is very sleek! I cannot fault the room. Uniquely decorated with cool color palette which offers a pleasant and comfortable stay. Every room has got comfortable woolen floor carpet that feels good on your feet.  The styling throughout the room is very bold with excellent lighting features, comfortable large sofas, dressing mirrors, beds, TV, air-conditioning, private bathrooms.

    I loved the color scheme and the furniture- everything felt very cozy in a way, yet super elegant. Be sure the rooms are noise free- that I loved. Neatly organized wardrobes. Also a seating area with a table, suitable for working space with appropriate lighting. The big windows let in lots of light and a great view of the splendid garden view.

    The Bathroom

    The bathroom has a huge sense of quality, which is the best thing a hotel can do.  Extremely clean and glorious with a fairly sizable wall mirrorwhat more does a lady want in the bathroom.

    A very modern design with beautiful lighting throughout. It’s not just beautiful, its functions are fantastic. I love the shower head, bath, toiletries- absolutely the super white soft towels and I was delighted by the hotel’s choice.

    The Dining

    The extension of the dinning on the balcony offers you a beautiful view of the green and Mount Elgon.

    Conference hall

    Thinking of having any events? – don’t think twice about Mbale Resort Hotel. Their halls are designed to suit your interests from conferences, to parties, weddings, and workshops/seminars. The rooms have adequate air conditioners, lightings, comfortable chairs, Public Address Systems tables to make your stay fruitful and a memorable one.

    The GYM

    The gym room is ginormous – adequate for staying fit and they have all the fitness machines. Clearly, what more could you need in a gym!? Too bad I didn’t have time to hit the gym!.

    General thought

    I really loved the gorgeous hotel grounds, designs and excellent services offered by the staff. Without doubt, I would get back to this hotel again and again, again!!. I would also recommend anyone to Stay at Mbale Resort Hotel -it’s a great Choice.

    Have you been to this hotel? What do you have to say?

     

    Reserve YOUR room at www.mbaleresorthotel.com Now!

     

    This is an Aerial Video of Mbale Resort Hotel from the Sky

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    An Instagram Journey through Uganda. 20+ beautiful pictures

    It’s nigh-on impossible to take bad pictures in much of Uganda.  There’s a wealth of natural beauty and magical wonders that just sings when you point your lens at it.

    Whether it is strolling the busy-dusty streets of Kampala, hiking down the shore of a crater in western Uganda or climbing the mountains of the moon(Mt. Rwenzori) in Kasese, You will be struck with a picture-perfect view around every corner or at every viewpoint. Even a visit to the remote Kidepo Valley Park, a place with stunning rugged and scenic wonders and an abundance of wildlife, birds, will enchant you with its magic.

    Sir Winston Churchill had to say this “ … For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life – insect, reptile, beast – for vast scale, Uganda is truly the Pearl of Africa…” ~ Winston Churchill

    Here are the 20+ beautiful pictures of Uganda on Instagram

     

    Last night we broke new ground, expanding our gardens beyond our original design. We planted corn and squash and, just as we finished, rain and then a rainbow blessed us and our new planting. This place amazes me. We do everything by hand here. We don’t have tillers or a tractor or any of the modern conveniences of home. Instead we have a Ugandan style hoe and some jerrycans to haul water from the river below. We have the strength in our bodies and unwavering faith in our hearts. We are led by the coolest parts of the day and will continue planting the overflow of kale, cabbage, and okra seedlings into this new space. We’ll plant onions too. Lots of them. As many as possible. We will propagate plants and share seeds. We will tend to this patch of earth that God has given us and be amazed by the miracle of all the promise that comes into being. This morning I awoke from a dream in which we were taking all the overflow from the garden and feeding it to the elderly. There were many of us and we went out into communities looking for those who were alone and unable to care for themselves. For some we even made sure they had cookers and charcoal. Then we began to cook. More and more people came. It all just took on a life of its own. After all, that is often how the best things happen. 💛 #blessingsfromheaven #thejoycollective #demonstrationgardens #malnutritionrecovery #uganda #africa #landscapes #rainbow #godspromise #gardening #permaculture #organicgardening #seedsaving #feedingprogram

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    Agricultural landscape in Kasese, southwest Uganda. Crops grown are beans, corn, ground nuts, and others.

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    Punishment Island, Lake Bunyoni, Uganda – unmarried pregnant women were dropped on this tiny island which often meant death.

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    The beauty of Uganda! Found in Napak district! #travel #uganda #giftedbynature

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    Mumbai is one of the most built up and congested cities I have lived in. Wherever I look, a new high rise block of flats is being built in front of slums and overflowing trains constantly come and go. Life in Mumbai makes me miss the green plains of the Ugandan National Parks even more. Away from the city, surrounded by nature and finally able to breathe. This picture was taken while cruising along the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park. It was my first real experience of going on Safari and seeing animals in their natural habitat, not caged up and not being mistreated for human pleasure. Needless to say, I loved it. • • • • • #murchisonfallsnationalpark #discovery #nature #natureaddict #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifeaddicts #natgeo #adventure #safari #gamedrive #stoppoaching #stoppoachers #africanamazing #elephantsofinstagram #mothernaturesbeauty #natureatitsbest #greeneryscenery #breatheitin #breathoffreshair #atpeace #observing #thingsisee #ugandatravel #uganda #africalife #canon #canon_official #teamcanon

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    View of the neighboring rock on the way to the summit of Mount Napak. #DiscoverKaramoja’s highlands at www.kara-tunga.com

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    Moroto-Nakapiripirit #Uganda #Karamoja #Tour #Visit #Explore

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    Left a piece of my heart in this amazing place #Uganda #queenelizabethnationalpark ❤🇺🇬

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    Sunset in our neighborhood.

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    Lake Mutanda #Uganda 🇺🇬

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    Park Goers: Supreme Adventure Park–Bunyonyi is a Hidden Treasure in Uganda

    What’s in your bucket list for travels and adventure for the remaining half of the year?

    If you’re still in wonderland or out of choices- I can offer you a good deal- finding a hidden treasure in the Pearl of Africa.

    A Kid once asked me, what is a hidden treasure? The question disturbed my relaxed mind enjoying the green in my compound- My eyes twinkled mischievously as I sipped my creamy avocado smoothie and tried to avoid dropping random hints about hidden treasures.

    Magnificent Lake Bunyonyi shore with dugout canoe Photo credit: Getty images

    Hmmmm, Treasures are hidden all around us, and all we have to do is search for them. Pirates hid them all the time, sunken ships hold endless amounts of wealth under the sea, finding beautiful places that makes you happy and some people are giving away their life savings just for the fun of it.

    7 Reasons am inviting you to “Supreme Adventure Park – Bunyonyi”

    Supreme Adventure Park is truly Uganda’s hidden treasure. Just a few minutes’ drive from Kabale town and it’s the closest Island of all the Island’s on the Magnificent Lake Bunyonyi.

    Various Islands on Lake Bunyonyi

    Honestly, it’s the most beautiful scenery Uganda is blessed with- just wondering through this eco-friendly attraction of trees, crystal clear water, and bird watching is worth an enjoyable experience to have at affordable Dollar, Shilling rates. Lovely accommodation and food. Highly Professional, friendly and knowledgeable Staff. 

    High Ropes Course

    Best times in the trees. You get to challenge yourself and it is so gratifying. Climbers wear harnesses, doubly secured to safety cables and wedges throughout their time in the trees.

    A kid enjoying his time up the tree

    The trees are connected by various configurations of cable, wood, car tyres and ropes to form bridges and challenges/platforms.

    A climber working her way through the challenge

    Climbers are oriented before taking on any course making it perfect for self –discovery. It’s a very hands on experience because you have to maneuver yourself through the obstacles while being securely harness in. The instructors are patient, supportive and encouraging. So much fun you can’t afford to miss.

    Zip-line Cable Crossing

    Absolutely awesome!

    Absolutely awesome! The zip-line will definitely give you an enormous adrenaline rush. First time Zip-liners, be bold-brave-excited and ready to glide across one of the deepest lakes in Africa.

    Moreover you can challenge yourself to overcome your fears and exceed your limits by taking an upside down selfie. The staff offers safety talks and demonstration so you’re comfortable with how to clip on the safety wires. Take a deep breath and have fun.

    Canoeing

    Canoeing is probably the best way to explore and appreciate the beauty of all the islands on the magnificent Lake Bunyonyi. A great combination of canoeing, scenery and natural wonders on this often less crowded natural resource amounts to an enjoyable canoe trip and many find it to be quite environmentally educational as well.

    Family fun day canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi

    There are cheap dugout canoes stationed at the shore owned by the locals. The local guides takes you around; impressively narrating the legends surrounding the islands.

    You can also hire a dugout and take an adventurous ride by yourself. What a wonderful way to enjoy an afternoon, weekend or entire vacation/honeymoon.

    Cabin House

    Here is the most beautifully crafted cabins-tree houses around Lake Bunyonyi. Very ideal and exclusive with an 18th Century feel and locally designed-Vintage décor, firmly constructed wooden masterpiece.

    Enjoy the cabin hood at its best, perfect place to read, reflect, for honeymoon with super quiet private compounds and super-hot showers which makes you forget the cold outside.

    Bird Watching

    Lake Bunyonyi itself means “a paradise of many birds of both local and international bird species”. Impressive bird lists includes; African Harrier Hawk, grey crowned cranes, the carnival woodpecker, Herons, weaver birds and egrets among many others. Come discover more.

    Uganda’s national bird- grey crowned cranes

    Sitting at the lake banks relaxed or taking nature walks is one of the ways you are able to view the birds over the trees and in the sky. Local bird guides are so friendly and knowledgeable of all the bird species around all the Islands. What a fulfilling moment you don’t need to miss.

    Swimming

    Lake Bunyonyi should be considered one of the natural wonders of the world. Crystal clear, clean waters. If you set your foot and eyes on it, it definitely joins the top ranks of your most treasured travel destinations.

    Moreover, Lake Bunyonyi is free of bilharzia, dangerous wildlife like hippos and crocodiles making its waters safe for swimming. The only warning for visitors is the depth — inexperienced swimmers should take caution.

    Visiting Key Sites

    A Tourist posing for a photo with the Batwa (Pygmies)

    This could be the best way to windup your trip. Group visits to cultural sites like the Bakora cave, the Batwa (Pygmies) and the Abahees (traditional black smiths) communities.

    Fun with the Pygmy communities

    The Pygmy communities is one of the most interesting with their rare short sizes. They are friendly and very entertaining with rich cultures and traditional dances and very interesting traditional songs.

    “If you really want to overcome your fears and have fun, see you at Supreme Adventure park-Lake Bunyonyi”.

    For bookings visit there site: www.supremeadventurepark.com

    • What do you think about Supreme Adventure Park?
    • Would you add it to your bucket list for travels?
    • If have visited already, what was your favorite experience?
    • What activity would you go for first? Why?

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    Temporary shortage of Ordinary Machine Readable Passports

    The Ministry of Internal Affairs regrets to inform the general public that the stock of Ordinary Passports is running low and this may cause some delay in getting your passport issued or renewed. This shortage has been caused by the following factors:

    1. In line with the regional requirement to migrate to e-passport by 03rd April 2017, Uganda had planned to phase out the current Machine Readable Passports and replace them with the new generation of passports embedded with an electronic chip (e-passports). The process of procuring a provider for the e-passport is however still on-going.

    2. Further to the above, we have experienced an unprecedented increase in demand for Ordinary Passports which has doubled in the past over one year.

     

    The combination of the above stated factors has greatly affected our projections of demand for passports.
    We wish to assure the public that the Ministry of Internal Affairs takes this matter seriously and is therefore putting in place urgent measures to replenish the stock to normal levels.

    As an interim measure, priority with respect to issuance of Ordinary Passports will be given to the following categories of persons:

    1. Proven medical cases;

    2. Certified applicants proceeding on government business;

    3. Students on scholarships;

    4. Any other qualified case of emergency.

    The other categories of passports such as East African passports, Official and Diplomatic passports are available in adequate quantities.

    In the spirit of facilitating free movement of persons within the Northern Corridor (Kenya and Rwanda), East African Community (EAC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the following alternative Travel documents are available to the public and we encourage travelers to use them;

    1. East African Passport for those intending to travel within the EAC region.

    2. National Identity cards for those intending to travel to Kenya and Rwanda.

    3. Certificate of Identity for those intending to travel within COMESA member countries. This can be obtained at the regional offices or Points of Entry/Exit.

    4. Temporary movement Permits.

    We wish to inform the public that we shall continue to receive and process applications from the public. In the meantime, we discourage payment for Express passport processing services.
    We apologize for the inconveniences caused to the public. However, we are doing everything within our means to restock and clear any accumulated backlog as a result of this shortage in the shortest possible time.

    MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS – UGANDA

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    Watch: The Amazing Mountains of the Moon-Rwenzori in Uganda

    Offering a new perspective, this Amazing video captured by Milosh Kitchovitch takes us on a journey to discover the mystic Rwenzori mountain ranges (Mountains of the moon).

    It captures the feeling that Milosh had while visiting the mountain ranges.

    From spotting different varieties of wildlife, seeing the flourishing and wide variety of flora and fauna while on hikes and nature walks, to discovering beautiful waterfalls- the Mountains of the moon are magical.

    Add that to viewing of the mesmerizing crags and snow-capped peaks, the beautiful of valley of nine lakes, the magnificent bearded lichen hanging from giant heather’s with a backdrop of rocky cliffs, it’s easy to say that the Mountains of the moon should be on every travelers bucket-list. 

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    I have never told you

    I have told you my dreams
    I have told you my fears
    I have told you my lies
    I have told you my deepest secrets
    But there are something’s I have never told you

    I have never told you…
    I miss you so much,
    Sunrise to sunset I miss you,
    I think about you; even when
    I told myself to stop…..I just can’t

    I have never told you…
    The one-word reply you send makes me cry,
    It breaks my heart,
    100 words I send you, 1000 I eagerly wait for,
    But then I realize that,
    It’s not just you BUT me in love with you

    I have never told you…
    You are the one I dream about every night,
    You wander in the corridor of my mind,
    Your hug, tender kisses; you cuddle me in your masculine arms,
    As I relax on your chest, enjoying the heart beat,
    Your smile glows on my face,
    And give peace to my heart.

    I have never told you…
    You may think it’s the usual joke
    But am deeply in love with you,
    Your deep voice is the therapy my soul needs,
    Your deep gaze into my eyes is what my heart longs for,
    To see not only the beauty of my face, smile,
    But also the pure love in my eyes.

    I have never told you…
    I see love in your eyes,
    You try to fight it,
    Confusion fights it,
    Doubts and fear fights it,
    But then I see innocent you,
    And I give in to your cute firm smile,
    And never let my pain and tears fall.

    I have never told you…
    I love every bit of you BUT I have to let you go…..,
    I give you freedom,
    To go, follow your dreams, find your happiness,
    Follow what your heart desires; still, it will give me joy,
    If you need me, I will be in the place of our rich love,
    Hope you come back soon, not too late,

    Still, there are endless things have never told you,
    Hope one day you will know.

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    Uganda is the best English Speaking Country in Africa- says report

    English is Uganda’s National Language

    There are 28 English speaking countries in Africa and The World Linguistic society named Uganda as the best English speaking country in the continent.

    This report comes amid reports of a Miss Rwanda contestant who reportedly failed to express herself in English.

    It is worthy to mention that Rwanda was not colonized by the British. It would be asking too much to expect fluency from them. Rwanda was a French speaking country recently.

    Uganda speaks a dialect known as Uglish. After Uganda- Zambia, South Africa, and Kenya follow closely.

    Below is a list of the top 9 best English-speaking countries in Africa.

    1. Uganda
    2. Zambia
    3. South Africa
    4. Kenya
    5. Zimbabwe
    6. Malawi
    7. Ghana
    8. Botswana
    9. Sudan

     

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    Waterfall finders: 5 most breathtaking water falls in Uganda

    Waterfalls!

    A waterfall is a mass of flowing water rapidly dropping over a steep cliff. Not to be limited by its definition, waterfalls are naturally beautiful with a diversity of experiences one can have with different waterfalls around the world.

    Water falling is an exciting activity for the body, soul and entire refreshment of the mind- special moments that you will remember for the rest of your life.

    The uniqueness of Uganda’s natural waterfalls is that; the water flows throughout the year and is reachable with clear trails or roads eliminating that frustration you get when you travel thousands of miles only to find no water flowing or inaccessible way to a flowing waterfall. However, the waterfalls are at their scenic best during rainy seasons; best for photo shoots.

    Here are the 5 most breathtaking natural waterfalls in Uganda

    Murchison Falls (Kabarenga Falls)

    Murchison Falls–also known as Kabalega Falls, is a waterfall between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the White Nile River in Uganda- the second longest river in the world. At the top of Murchison Falls, the Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks, only 7 metres (23 ft) wide, and tumbles 43 metres (141 ft), before flowing westward into Lake Albert.

    Powerful flow of the falls and rainbow

    If you want to experience the power of nature in display- visit the famous Murchison falls. The falls are incredibly powerful with high-speed water gushing  from the wide Victoria Nile above the falls, squeezed into a gorge less than ten meters (30ft) wide. A hike to the bottom of the fall is one of the unforgettable parts of the falls excursion; a more impressive view of the fall, rainbows and devils cauldron. Simply breathtaking sight!!

    Tourists on a lovely river cruise to the bottom of the fall

    With an added advantage; it’s located within the Murchison National park in the Northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley always offers the possibility of seeing great birds, amazing wildlife on the banks of the river like crocodiles basking under the sun, elephants, giraffes, warthogs, leopards, buffalos, monkeys, water bucks, kops and countless birds of varieties…etc

    Buffalos and birds at Murchison falls

    Sipi Falls

    Sipi falls– is magical and the most beautiful falls at the foothills of Mount Elgon, located in Kapchorwa District in eastern Uganda. It consists of a series of three stunning falls; the first fall at the top is at 85 meters high, middle at 65 meters and the biggest falls at 100 meters high over a massive cliff into the plunge pool below it. Its character can go from a thunderous wall of water to graceful parallel strands of water exposing the Curtain Cave behind it.

    An impressive sight of the100 meters high Sipi falls

    Taking a natural shower under the fall or diving for a swim in the large plunge pool is a priceless experience. If you want to have a spectacular sight of the gorgeous falls, beautiful scenery, hike all the three falls, trek, bike, bird watching, nature walks into the lush green nature and have a stunning experience, Sipi falls is worth a visit.

    Top 85meters fall and middle 65 meters falls

    Aruu Falls

    Aruu Falls – Magnificent Aruu falls is located in Pader District; the best attraction site in Northern Uganda. These falls are truly breathtaking. The graceful flow of the water over the slippery cascading rocks naturally arranged into a series of steps will definitely relax and mesmerize you with their intricate beauty.

    Magnificent beauty of Aruu falls

    Tourists who wish to visit Kidepo National Park can make a stopover and enjoy the sight of the scenic cascading Aruu falls. Nature walks, swimming, rocking climbing, fishing, bird watching, visit to local markets are some of the activities one can indulge in.

    Tourist enjoying the cool breeze and water spray of the fall

    Sezibwa Falls

    Sezibwa Falls– one of the unique waterfalls in Uganda; a gorgeous oasis for nature lovers. It’s approximately 35km along Kampala- Jinja highway in Mukono District in Central Uganda. The smoky brownish water gushes between the two rocks and falls 7 meters high producing a hissing sound.

    Wonderful sight of Sezibwa falls

    It is the nearest of all to the capital city of Uganda. It’s a hideout place isolated, quiet and serene; perfect for family picnic or couples who would wish to enjoy their private time. It’s also a much-loved place for bird watchers, rock climbing, camping and taking nature walks.

    Karuma Falls

    Karuma Falls– the stunning falls is on the Victoria Nile south of Murchison falls. The falls are 311 km from Kampala City on Gulu highway.

    Karuma Falls on the white Victoria Nile

    The Karuma Falls comprise of a sequence of natural good locking rock formations at the base of the Victoria Nile, within this place creating a spectacular ripple of water of a stunning white foam appearance. Karuma Bridge which was constructed in 1963 crosses the huge waterfalls and connects the districts of Masindi in Western Uganda and Gulu in Northern Uganda.

    Karuma Bridge

    The waterfall is a perfect spot for bird-watching, wildlife viewing like buffaloes, antelopes, monkeys, baboons. Nature walks around the banks of the falls is an exciting activity for most tourist.

    Baboon along the Gulu High way on Karuma Bridge

    Now I would love to hear from you……..,

    What’s top on your list of Uganda’s natural waterfalls?

    What impressive experience have you had water falling in Uganda? (Nature walks, hikes, scenery views, trekking, waterfalls, accommodations and trekking……etc)

    What is your opinion about Uganda’s natural water falls?

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    Quotes: Idi Amin Dada of the Republic of Uganda

    –Idi Amin today!! You might be in wonderland; why Idi Amin not Valentine’s Day? Who is Idi Amin? Yah am serving you history today on your plate and I hope you enjoy it. Bon appétit: History recipes!! Ahah

    Idi Amin Dada, Uganda’s president, takes the oath of allegiance of twelve British ex-army officers, In Kampala, who are to serve in Uganda’s armed forces.

    Well; Idi Amin Dada was the third President of Uganda, ruling from 1971 to 1979. He declared himself president of Uganda on 2nd Feb 1971. If I may ask, if this month (February 2017) was 1971 and last week was Tuesday 2nd, he declared himself president of Uganda. Where would you be now and doing what? Protesting on the streets; Rioting; flee to exile; create forgery documents to a top cream job/position in his cabinet, in church praying for God’s mercy, Campaigning/ rigging votes to be MP of your village County, Hiding in the ceiling of your house or celebrating the new president.

    Whatever you would be doing now, where, how; thank God it’s 2017. Anyway……

    He gave himself the titles of, His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular as reported in “A Clown Drenched in Brutality”, Sunday Times, 27 July 2003.

    Don’t ask me why. I don’t know and can’t explain. I wasn’t yet born by that time. Am a typical millennial. God knew I would not handle being in such regime. However, I have great admirations for those that went through it all and witnessed some of the most gruesome ordeal of his regime, persevered and now live to share the tale to this digital age.

     To many Idi Amin is branded as a monster, Racist, clown, killer, brutal tyrant, cruel dictator, human butcher who gave 90 days to Asians to leave the country including their properties and businesses in the name of Africanizing the economy. His death in Saudi Arabia- which defined justice for his act, called for grand celebrations to most Ugandan families that suffered and lost their loved ones under his cruel despot.

    On a flip side, despite his extremely indescribable brutal dictatorship and massive killing of innocent elite, young, adult Ugandans and foreigners in Uganda, he is still looked at by others as a role model and super hero. Because of his courage, fearlessness, strong patriotic spirit for his country & Africa and being a good kick boxer. Don’t stone me here!!!

    Whether you refer to him as bad or good, he built himself a legacy that will never be forgotten on the face of the earth. Popular worldwide, making Uganda popular as well.

    Me to you history recipes; Popular Quotes by Idi Amin

    1. I am not a politician but a professional soldier. I am, therefore, a man of few words and I have been brief through my professional career.
    2. There is freedom of speech, but I cannot guarantee freedom after speech.
    3. My mission is to lead the country out of a bad situation of corruption, depression and slavery. After I rid the country of these vices, I will then organize and supervise a general election of a genuinely democratic civilian
    4. If we knew the meaning to everything that is happening to us, then there would be no meaning.
    5. The problem with me is that I am fifty or one hundred years ahead of my time. My speed is very fast. Some ministers have had to drop out of my government because they could not keep up.
    6. In any country, there must be people who have to die. They are the Sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order.
    7. I am the hero of Africa.
    8. I do not want to be controlled by any superpower. I myself consider myself the most powerful figure in the world, and that is why I do not let any superpower control me.
    9. Politics is like boxing –you try to knock out your opponents.
    10. Although some people felt Adolf Hitler was bad, he was a great man and a real conqueror whose name would never be forgotten.
    11. You cannot run faster than a bullet.
    12. Your experience will be a lesson to all of us men to be careful not to marry ladies in very high positions.
    13. I’m a good Muslim and I’m only interested in Islam.
    14. It’s not for me. I tried human flesh and it’s too salty for my taste.
    15. Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking. I never had any formal education—not even nursery school certificate. But, sometimes I know more than Ph.D.’s because as a military man I know how to act, I am a man of action.
    16. I want to be remembered as a great athlete. As a boxing champion.

    What are some of the quotes you like of Idi Amin Dada of Uganda?

     

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    Make it happen – 5 tips to make things work in your your life/business

    rock-climbing

    My A-Answer to Anna’s Q-Question.  What can I do when nothing seems to be working?

    Answer…..Make it happen,

    Life is a series of peaks and bottom rocks. It’s a natural cycle of life. Business sometimes go up, sometimes down; in both you just stay working. Some of our challenges come from circumstances out of our control while others are direct consequences or results of the decisions we make. Have come to agree with the saying; “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react”.

    Your personality is revealed in how you handle difficult times whether in business, job, marriage, relationships…Etc. When you are at the bottom rock in life; do you give-up and choose to stay in that Zone or you improve your ability to bounce back to the peak.  You can’t enjoy success in business if you have not overcome some challenges. Challenges helps your Business improve; grow even you as the owner.

    “The ability, skills and efforts you apply will either take you to the peak of success or keep you at the bottom rock of your business and life”.  ~~Lakica Beatrice

    Here are 5 tips to make things work in your life/business.

    Seek God

    ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV). This is one of my favorite Bible verse.

    At the cross roads in life, choose to relax, stay calm, put everything secondary and God first. Have personally done this every time I can’t explain why things are not moving the way I want them to.  Especially, when you put so much effort to see an accomplishment in your business, job, marriage, family but the end is worse than the start. Take time and seek God; it could be 10 mins of prayer and 10 mins of meditating on God’s word every morning. God knows our beginnings and endings; so if you don’t understand -know that God understands. There are things that you know nothing about in your business and life But God knows including your purpose in life. God is faithful. God knew that it will not be a smooth journey so He promised to answer us if we ran to Him in prayer. To seek Him and He will respond.

     “God is the answer to all our questions if we put Him at the start of everything in our lives”. ~~Lakica Beatrice

    Believe in yourself

    “Never let the negativity get to you. There are going to be a lot of people you have to plow through, but as long you believe in yourself, that’s all that matters.” – Becky G.

    Sometimes life hits you hard to the rough patches/surface of all areas in life.  You feel hopeless, helpless, and worthless and doubt your abilities to go through it. You tend to believe in others abilities, time and money to come rescue you; but the fact is not until you believe in yourself nothing will change. Am not saying that- don’t look for solution elsewhere or from your mentors but the first step is to believe that you will make it with or without help.  It is your life and what you do with it is all up to you. Credit yourself for everything you have already done. Don’t let challenges, critics drive you out of your abilities to make changes and progress, take action; believe that you’re the best person to do it and you will get to the top even stronger. You’ll boost your confidence and courage to face even greater challenges as you make mega accomplishments in your life.

    “Believing in yourself is the only way you can be assured of living your dream and life that you love”. ~~Lakica Beatrice

    Stay Positive

    “Life is not the way it’s supposed to be, it’s the way it is. The way you cope is what makes the difference.” – Virginia Satir

    Whenever life move in the opposite direction, it is very easy to be discouraged, think and speak negative. Business is not being fruitful; marriage is a nightmare, you no longer feel the zeal to wake up in the morning to go for your dream job.   I do that most of the times but have learnt that Staying positive is important when going through such times. Being Positive keeps you calm and become a better person in the process. You learn from every experience and are able to make good judgments that will guide you to the end of the dark tunnel into successful life. There will always be bad, good, worst days; but in all those you have a choice to make- to either stay positive believing that you will make it or stay negative and suffer being a victim of the circumstance.

    “A positive attitude creates possibilities in amidst of impossible circumstances of your life. Stay positive always”. ~~Lakica Beatrice

    Try new approaches

    “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us”. ― Helen Keller

    Depending on the nature of your business or life.  If you have tried all the old techniques of making it work out and failed; then you have to try new approaches.  Look for support from the experts in your line of business. Learn from them. Nobody can do anything on their own. Support gives you strength to keep going and moving forward in your life, now more so in your business. Don’t stay in the comfort zone of “Nothing seems to be working out”, find out how others are doing it, learn, read more to be knowledgeable in your area of business. You may need to start something new besides your business if you can. Am not saying start big; “Little by little makes a bundle”. But if you feel it in your heart then start something.

    “Chances are your comfort zone is exactly what’s bringing you down. You never know where something will lead you. If it’s in your heart, give it a try”.

    Keep doing it, never give up

    If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

     If it’s not working out, keep doing it. Success is combination of continuous efforts. The best thing you can do is simply do something daily. Business.  Job. Volunteer. Charity work, singing…Etc.  Once you do something, don’t give up doing it. The sense of accomplishment will get you moving again. Your skills, abilities, art will improve gradually to an expert level.

     Show up every single day to add value to your life and cultivate gratitude in everything you are doing daily. Doing it keeps you moving forward. Makes you have control of your business, progress and how you feel about it. Small accomplishments will eventually turn out to be mega only if you keep doing it instead of getting frustrated by things out of your control.

    “Never quite until you smile; work hard now; sacrifice now and live a life that you love”. ~~Lakica Beatrice

    Now, I’d love to hear from you……,

    What about you? What techniques did you use when “nothing seemed to be working in your life?”

    What is your take home among the 5 tips?

    Leave a comment below; your shared experience/advice could trigger a major breakthrough for someone else today.

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    With all my love

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