An average Ugandan consumes 3.6 kg of meat per year!




By Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

One point of concern with some of you who say you are in the opposition is your triviality.Your concern there is that YK Museveni may be competing with RM Mutebi at getting peasants to genuflect for him. If your concern is merely that, when will you get time to be concerned with policy issues that are the real business of politics?

MAO KNEELING IN FRONT OF THE KABAKA


For example, the WHO tells us that for a human being to maintain himself in good health, he should consume 80 kgs of meat per year. An average Ugandan consumes 3.6 kg of meat per year. What the world health recommends for a year, a Ugandan consumes in 22 years. Ugandans under consume meat to the tune of 2,122%.

In light of that, when we see a whole president in the picture down there spending valuable time visiting a micro-holder zero-grazing one cow, can’t a member of the opposition get an robust angle from which to take on the president regarding his vision for the nation’s agriculture? But what is our concern? A peasant is kneeling! Eh!

If we go with the 2,122% under-consumption of meat, the point that a serious opposition should be quarrelling about is that, instead of seeing a PPU picture of the president squandering valuable time with that peasant, we should be seeing him visiting a commercial rancher with 2,000 head of cattle, if the nation’s protein malnutrition is ever going to be addressed. But what does UAH pick on: “Banange, a kneeling peasant!”

The same goes with milk. WHO stipulation: 200 ltrs per year per person. Uganda: 40 ltrs per year. Presidential visit: small holder zero-grazing one animal. Agricultural policy implications/concerns? None are raised! Opposition’s concern: “Banange, a kneeling peasant!”

Surely, why can’t someone, even a Corporal, rule you for 50 years plus a bonus?

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