Teso

Teso region comprises of Kumi, Soroti, Katakwi, Amuria, Kachumbala, Bukedea, Kaberamaido and Serere.

Is there a future for me? A boy plays in a dilapidated classroom in Ngora town council

Is there a future for me? A boy plays in a dilapidated classroom in Ngora town council

Heading into this region, some of the areas i needed to explore included; poverty, culture,agriculture, the people, food among others.Unfortunately, for the one week i was criss-crossing this region, i was fighting malaria too.

Kizza Besigye addresses a rally in Lwala subcounty in Kaberamaido district

Kizza Besigye addresses a rally in Lwala subcounty in Kaberamaido district

Never the less, i left with more than enough to show for my stay. Besides, i have always believed that you will never get the same level of satisfaction in terms of output day-in, day-out irrespective of the profession.

Mothers listen to Kizza Besigye at a rally in Kaberamaido

Mothers listen to Kizza Besigye at a rally in Kaberamaido

Poverty still bites. Yes, it still bites really hard. While most people depend largely on agriculture, the weather has not been fair. Crops are dry in the gardens. The soil is too dry even for a tractor. The little harvests that come out of these gardens are largely subsistance, usually supplemented with food stuffs purchased from markets.

Men play "Akongo", a traditional music instrument for the Teso people in Serere district

Men play "Akongo", a traditional music instrument for the Teso people in Serere district

But well,I found this region to be very welcoming. Some of the expressions in peoples faces were exceptional. Approaching a rally was always a dance group, usually in uniforms. The men sung at the same time playing “Akongo” a traditional musical instrument. The women danced while singing too. i loved these times more. Its then that i realised, culture in Teso region is still intact.

2 thoughts on “Teso

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  2. The four nursing mothers documented appear excited but hunger as a weapon appears resting in them. I’m worried of the future of the lovely babies; destiny? Who really holds the burner?

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