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A Ugandan life

Ros Atkins Ros Atkins | 10:51 UK time, Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Hi everyone. After the thrill of seeing and hearing an enormous university classroom overflowing with people last night, we’re scaling back today.

Issa is a listener to WHYS who lives on the outskirts of Kampala. I’d spoken to Michael and Richard (the two WHYSers behind our operation here in Uganda) about the possibility of broadcasting from someone’s house, and when asked Issa didn’t need much persuading. We grateful to him for hosting us....

Around fifteen of Issa’s family and friends will be sitting down in his living room this evening. They’ve got day-to-day issues they want to talk about like electricity, sanitation, unemployment, education, health, and more to the point they want to talk to you about them.

So if you’d like to ask them a question about life in Uganda, or would like to compare your experience with theirs, please get in touch, and leave your phone number if you’d like to come on air to talk with them. You can email or post here.

The fighting in Lebanon is not getting widely covered here in Uganda in the local press. Concerns remain focused on a possible plot to poison politicians, and the Ugandan troops in Somalia. But we’re well aware reading the email you’re sending to the BBC that there’s an appetite to talk about the situation there. So we may well pick up on some of your points today.


I’d been looking forward to this trip so much that it’s with a little sadness that I turn my attention to the last leg our two weeks in Africa (and that’s nothing to do with Kenya I hasten to add). Tomorrow we fly for an hour from Entebbe to Nairobi and that’s where we’ll broadcast our last two programmes.

If you’d like to be in the audience or take part by any of the usual ways, email us you story and subject suggestions. to .

Right, I had better send this, as I’ve got get across to Issa’s for lunch. Internet connection speeds allowing we going to film two or three minutes of his house and street which we’ll post on YouTube. But no promises – we tried to do the same after I appeared on Makarere Uni’s radio station but we’ve not been able to get it online.

Speak to you later on.


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