What’s really surprised me this year so far?
There are people who are actually waiting for February to get midway and then the electricityproblem Uganda faces will magically be no more. We will have electricity 24/7. There will be no more loadshedding. We will be able to name-check events in our calendars not according to the UMEME loadshedding timetable anymore but according the significance of certain dates in our lives.
There are people who firmly believe when the Bujagali hydropower dam begins humming into life a few extra MW, life in Uganda is going to be so much better. This switching on of extra turbines will be the harbinger of hit refresh button in Ugandan life.
There not just still a few believers in the promises of the Ugandan government. It came to me, clean shaving my head, that the believers are the majority. It surprised me. It left me bald in surprise.