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