By William Ekwelu via UAH forum
In African traditional society every male must have a home in his ancestors village to be called a man, see in future years you may want to retire home upcountry when you nolonger have money to build a house.
I have seen many rich guy in cities being ashamed in an even they loose a loved one and they want to go to village for burrial, you find they don’t have even a road to reach the ramshackled house. Therefore it’s good to put a house in the village regardless of whether it’s profitable or not. We all eventually end up in our villages dead or alive, so a village house is necessary, especially if your parents don’t have a decent home. It just shouldn’t be a very big house if you are on a tight budget and should be done after the town house.
Put up a project there like goat rearing, chicken, pigs… that will implore you to visit more often… we some times don’t go to the ‘village’ because there’s nothing there.
Homes whether in Kampala or village are not for economic purposes. The sentimental value can’t be quantified. If u r to go by economical, u may not need tiles in your house neither do u need more than one pair of shoes. Something are done coz of a value attached that is not financial. As Africans, we should stop thinking of R.I.O at all times. The people who built Europe and America, or any other of the countries that we run to for greener pastures never had any returns on investment but their great grandchildren are benefitting from their sacrifice.
A home in the village is a good thing. This encourages people to have regular visits to parents without the worry of sleeping relatives’ homes. Even President Museveni has Rwakitura and the George Bush family has KenneBunk Port. Ugandans do not realize most citizens of the world are not land owners. In Uganda it is almost 100%. All land is invaluable