Grace Lwanga

Grace Lwanga

The Oldies' Friend

Family Planning Opposition

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 My father (the Late Nekodiya Senfuma) never supported me for family planning. One of the reasons he gave me was that it is an imported Western culture.

 To-day 7-Feb-15 (28 years after his death) I realize that family planning is not only a taboo, but also a heritage loss. For example, my brother (called Expedito Mukasa Kasasa) never practices family planning. Among his children, there are boys and girls who look and talk exactly like my late father and aunt. What a loss it could have been if family planning were practiced! Here is a photo illustration of two cases:

 

The grandson looks and talks exactly like the Late Nekodiya Senfuma.

The grand daughter looks and talks exactly like the Late aunt Nakawunde. Her father also named her Nakawunde to confirm that she is a perfect resemblence of the deceased.

 

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Grace Lwanga Autobiography

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An autobiography is a written account of the life of a person written by that person.

It is O.K. to tell people about your autobiography as long as it factual and un- biased. In principle, it is the only true reference (about you) that is available for your friends and successors.

 

In brief, my autobiography is called “Grace Lwanga Autobiography”. It portrays my education, employment; marriage etc in 142 pages. I thank God for His mercy that I have been able to live such a long life (and finally to document it).

 

To view or download this document, please click HERE and then go to the Grace Lwanga Autobiography.pdf file.

 

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PRINCIPAL METEOROLOGICAL TECHNICIAN WORK EXPERIENCE

Hullo, Welcome to my Principal Meteorological Technician Work Experience post.

 

In general, you will find photos and names of the people to remember. These people either directly or indirectly contributed to the Principal Meteorological Technician Work Experience of Grace Lwanga.

 

In 1978 he joined the Weather Bureau. Windhoek, Namibia. This was a contract between the Weather Bureau and me.

 

 

The work involved the following duties:

• Weather Observer

• Weather Chart Plotting

• Weather Data Relaying by fax

• Climate Data Analysis by computer

• Airport Weather Observer

• Upper- Air Balloon Flying

 

The Director was Mr. Katsiambirtas. Among the staff members were Miss Janiffer Moetie; Miss Olga Karunga; Mr. D. M. Bergmann; Mr. Beryers; Mr. Franz Uirab; Mr. J. Itewa; Mr. John Katjaita; Mr. Kaspir du Preez; Mr. Krukenberg; Mr. Lester Phore; Mr. Luis Botha; Mr. Van Zyl; and Mr. Willem Gaoeb

 

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GROUND INSTRUCTOR WORK EXPERIENCE

Hullo, Welcome to my Ground Instructor Work Experience post.

 

In general, you will find photos and names of the people to remember. These people either directly or indirectly contributed to the Ground Instructor Work Experience of Grace Lwanga.

 

In 1978 he joined the Soroti Flying School. Soroti, Uganda. This was the only official school for East Africa. It was following the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) syllabus.

 

As a Ground School Instructor, the job covered the following CPL and ATPL subjects:

• Aircraft Performance- A

• Navigation General

• Navigation (Instruments)

• Navigation Chart Plotting

 

The Director was Mr. G. W. Oguli. Among the staff members were Capt. Mike Mukula; Capt. Mlay (Chief Flying Instructor); Miss Mary Mukyala (Telephone Operator/ girlfriend); Mr. Allan (Chief Ground Instructor); Mr. Andrew Sema Jambo; Mr. Astin; Mr. Emuge (Chief Meteorology Instructor); Mr. Francis Semakula; Mr. J. F. Oguli; Mr. Monto; Mr. Opinya; Mr. Pedro Esule; Mr. Sam Acuda; Mr. Silver Kaija; Mr. Tom Kabonge; and Mr. Zak. Rwamuhizi.

 

As a result of this working experience, Grace Lwanga was able to produce a book entitled “Meteorology for Navigation (Instruments)”.

 

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METEOROLOGIST WORK EXPERIENCE

Hullo, Welcome to my Meteorologist Work Experience post.

 

In general, you will find photos and names of the people to remember. These people either directly or indirectly contributed to the Meteorologist Work Experience of Grace Lwanga.

 

In 1972 he joined the East African Community Meteorological Department. Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Dagoretti Corner Meteorological Office.

 

The job comprised of the following duty rosters:

• Night

• Day

• Afternoons

 

Among the duties were Weather Chart Analysis; Issuing Sig. Weather Charts; Morning Forecasts; and Afternoon Forecasts.

 

The Director General (Department of Meteorology) was Mr. Sam Tewungwa. The Department employed staff from Kenya; Uganda and Tanzania. Among the fellow staff members were Alex Alusa; Chiptagei; Dominic Musa; E. A. Mukolwe; Majugu; Geoge Bua; Mellows Nshima; Mr. Gichuya; Mr. Kayiwa; Mr. Mlaki; Mr. Murithi; Peter Msafiri; Rogers Kato; Stephen Njoroge; and William Chebukaka.

 

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AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOTS LICENSE (ATPL) IN GROUND STUDIES EDUCATION

Hullo, Welcome to my Airline Transport Pilots License (ATPL) in Ground Studies Education post.

 

In general, you will find photos and names of the people to remember. These people either directly or indirectly contributed to the Airline Transport Pilots License (ATPL) in Ground Studies education of Grace Lwanga.

 

In 1981 he attended Air Service Training, Perth, Scotland. The course was sponsored by UNDP and ICAO projects.

 

 

It was a three- month’s course comprising the following ATPL- Ground subjects:

• Aviation Meteorology

• Aircraft Performance- A

• Navigation General

• Navigation (Instruments)

• Navigation (Fuel Planning)

• Navigation (Chart Plotting)

 

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN METEOROLOGY EDUCATION

Hullo, Welcome to my Master Of Science In Meteorology Education post.

 

In general, you will find photos and names of the people to remember. These people either directly or indirectly contributed to the Master Of Science In Meteorology education of Grace Lwanga.

 

In 1975 he attended University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya. The course was sponsored by the East African Community Meteorological Department. It was a one- year course comprising the following subjects:

• Dynamic Meteorology

• Synoptic Meteorology

• Atmospheric Physics

• Cloud Physics

 

The Head (Department of Meteorology) was Professor G. O. Obasi. Among the lecturers were Dr. Asinan; John Ngang; and Peter Kiangi.

 

Among the class mates were E. A. Mukolwe; Fred Ssemazzi; George Bua; Majugu; Nyenzi; Ogalo; and Todd Ngara.

 

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WMO POSTGRADUATE OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE IN FORECASTING EDUCATION

Hullo, Welcome to my WMO Postgraduate Operations Diploma in Forecasting Education post.

 

In general, you will find photos and names of the people to remember. These people either directly or indirectly contributed to the WMO Postgraduate Operations Certificate in Forecasting education of Grace Lwanga.

 

In 1972 he attended World Meteorological Organization (WMO) East African Institute for Training, Operations and Research, Kenya, Nairobi. The course was sponsored by the East African Community Meteorological Department. It was a six- month’s course comprising the following subjects:

• Weather observations

• Weather Chart Plotting

• Weather Chart Analysis

• Daily Weather forecasting

• Satellite Map Reading

• T- phi gram Plotting

• Aviation Meteorology

 

The Head of Project was Professor R. Ramanadham. A senior instructor was Mr. John Findlater.

 

The course mates were those from the Diploma in Meteorology education.

 

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DIPLOMA IN METEOROLOGY EDUCATION

Hullo, Welcome to my Diploma in Meteorology Education post.

 

In general, you will find photos and names of the people to remember. These people either directly or indirectly contributed to the Diploma in Meteorology education of Grace Lwanga.

 

In 1971 he attended University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya for the Diploma in Meteorology Education. The course was sponsored by the East African Community Meteorological Department. It was a one- year course comprising the following subjects:

• Radiation, Optics and Statistics

• Thermodynamics and Cloud Physics

• Kinematics and Dynamic Meteorology

• Tropical Meteorology

• Hydromet and Agromet

 

The Head (Department of Meteorology) was Professor G. O. Obasi. Among the lecturers were Henry; John Ngang; and Peter Kiangi.

 

The class was dominantly male and among the class mates were E. A. Mukolwe; Owusu Bani; Peter Chipeta; Peter Msafiri; Stephen Njoroge; and Victor Simango.

 

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

Hullo, Welcome to my Bachelor of Science Education post.

 

In general, you will find photos and names of the people to remember. These people either directly or indirectly contributed to the Bachelor of Science education of Grace Lwanga.

 

In 1969 he attended University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya for the Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics. For the first year, he took Applied Mathematics; Pure Mathematics and Physics. For the second and third years, he took Pure Mathematics and Physics.

 

 

The Head (Department of Mathematics) was Professor Alala. The Head (Department of Physics) was Professor Skinner. Among the lecturers were Dr. Bayers (Physics); Dr. Kelleher (Physics); Dr. Raja (Physics); Dr. Zajat (Pure Mathematics); and Mr. Gulamsein (Applied Mathematics).

 

Most of the course mates were male and multi- national. Among the course mates were Akwabi; Bii; G. Ngirane; Kagia; Khan; Rodriguese; and Stephen Njoroge. Mr. Awori was the Guild President; and James Irungu was my room mate.

 

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ADVANCED LEVEL EDUCATION

Hullo, Welcome to my Advanced Level Education post.

 

In general, you will find photos and names of the people to remember. These people either directly or indirectly contributed to the Advanced Level education of Grace Lwanga.

 

In 1967 he attended Uganda Technical College Kyambogo, Kampala, Uganda for the Advanced Level education. He took Applied Mathematics; Pure Mathematics; Physics and Technical Drawing (at principal level) and General Paper.

 

The Head (Department of Science and Mathematics) was Mr. Carter. Among the teachers were Mr. Bob Gush (Technical Drawing); Mr. Eyoku (Physics); Mr. Kubula (Applied Mathematics); Mr. Poynting (Pure Mathematics); and Mrs. Sabri (General Paper).

 

There were about twenty students in the class. They were all male. Among the classmates were Apache Semuju; Bamuyigge; Bukwirwa (a.k.a. Katomera); Daudi Mulungi; George Lutwama; Kimera; Rulisa Rukanyangira; and Sekitooleko.

 

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JUNIOR SECONDARY AND ORDINARY LEVEL EDUCATION

Hullo, Welcome to my Junior Secondary and Ordinary Level Education post.

 

In general, you will find photos and names of the people to remember. These people either directly or indirectly contributed to the Junior Secondary and Ordinary Level education of Grace Lwanga.

 

In 1960 he joined Kings College Budo, Kampala, Uganda for his Junior Secondary (1960 – 1961) and Ordinary Level education (1962 – 1966). The Headmaster of Kings College Budo was Mr. Ian Robinson.

 

JUNIOR SECONDARY

Among the teachers were Miss Sarah Magala; Mr. Bowels (Scripture); Mr. Drown (Chaplain); Mr. John Gita; Mr. John Kisaka; Mr. Kangave (Catering Service); Mr. M. O. E. Olupot (mathematics); Mr. Ssali (Luganda); Mr. Sempebwa (Administration).

 

Among the housemates were Adriko; Ayomo; Ben Tamale; Ben Wani; David Nkono; John Kiggundu; Kalibbala; Kayigwa; Krespo Muyunga; Lule Kkonde; Nimrod Okuna; Peter Muliira; Prince Patrick Kaboyo (Tooro); Prince Ruhinda (Ankole); Rhodeny Sempa; Sam Kibuuka; Stephen Kamuhanda; Stephen Nabeta; and Sunday Kizito. Among the classmates were Bill Musoke; Florence Walusimbi; Jane Namukasa; John Naggenda; Nakakande (a.k.a. Tena); and Ssekamate.

 

ORDINARY LEVEL

There used to be 3 streams in each class (a; b; and c). Stream c was reserved for boys. I was in the c stream. We nicknamed ourselves the RORONGAs (for sarcasm reasons).

Among the teachers were Mr. Boston (class teacher and Biology); Mr. Taylor (Physics); Mr. Truran (Geography); Mr. Watson (Geography); and Mr. Wilson (Mathematics). There were over 300 students in the school.

Among the schoolmates were Awori; Eddie Lugayizi; Israel Kamya; Kityo; Luutu Sempebwa; Mdoe; Nyabwongo (Head Prefect); Sam Mukhwana; Sam Walusimbi (Cricket); and Sendawula.

 

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PRIMARY EDUCATION

Hullo, Welcome to my Primary Education post.

In general, you will find photos and names of the people to remember. These people either directly or indirectly contributed to the primary education of Grace Lwanga. Grace Lwanga attended his primary education at Katikamu NAC, Wobulenzi, Uganda (from 1954 to 1960). Dr. Leslie Wilfred Brown was the Bishop of Uganda (1953–1960) and then Archbishop of Uganda (1961–1965).

The Headmaster of Katikamu NAC was Mr. G. K. Kitandwe. Among the teachers were Mr. Matalaale; Mr. Sebowa (a.k.a. Kasaawa); and Mr. Tebyasa. Among the classmates were Batte; Katamba; Mbalangu; Misisweera Wasswa; Mwebya; Nabunya; Nabweteme; Nalumansi; Nalwadda; Nanteza; Samwiiri Kitandwe; and Yekoyada Ssenoga. Among the rest of the schoolmates were Ester Nabunya (future wife); Namusoke (girlfriend); Sebadduka; Sengendo (Head Prefect).

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My Home

Hullo, I am Grace Lwanga. My nickname is Master Grace. Welcome to my home.

 

The home where I live is in a town called Wobulenzi. This town is located 50 kilometers to the North of Kampala along the Kampala- to- Gulu highway. Kampala is the capital of Uganda.

 

Wobulenzi is a rapidly growing town. Its population in 2011 was 24,000 up from 19,000 in 2002. Some of the important facilities are: Super markets; a hospital; Drug shops; a Postal Office; a Police Station; an Agricultural College; a Bank; Primary and senior secondary schools; churches; mosques; and several petrol- filling stations.

 

Our residential address is Block 159, Plot 645, Market Street, Wobulenzi. Telephone: +256414620525. We are found on one of the busiest streets in Wobulenzi. Our house is partitioned into two sections. The front section is used for business. The back section is used for residence.

 

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heritage

Hullo, Welcome to my Heritage post.

There are 2 files to be presented: Senfuma Diaries and Roots (called Okulanya, in Luganda). The 2nd one is derived from the 1st. These files are intended for everyone especially the children and grand children of the late Nekodiya Senfuma.

To view these files, please click the HERE and then open the Senfuma Diaries.pdf file.

Senfuma Diaries is an original script written by the late Nekodiya Senfuma of Kisule village, (Katikamu sub- county, Bulemeezi). It contains topics like: The Law of Succession in Buganda; The clan unit of the Mmamba; The power structure in Mmengo (Buganda); and The business transactions in his family.

Nekodiya Senfuma was born on 17/1/1917 in Kiwanguzi village, Bulemeezi. He moved to Wattuba where he got his 1st wife. In 1938 he moved to Kisule village (in Bulemeezi county) where he stayed for the rest of his life. He was a farmer. He died on 17/1/1986.

His sister, called Edisa Nakawunde, was born in October 1920 and died on 1/10/1990. She lived at Kimombasa (Bwayise township). Prior to Bwayise, she spent many years working in Mombasa, Kenya. Hence the people (of Bwayise) nicknamed her area as Kimombasa.

There are 2 children whose account is omitted in Senfuma diaries: 1. His son called Manuel Mubiru Kyaligamba. He was born in 1957 and died on 20/9/1995. 2. An unnamed daughter, born in 1952 by a woman called Nanyonga.

Our great grand fathers are: 1st Kasolo 2nd Lwanga 3rd Kikabizi 4th Yusufu Mukasa.

Their dates of birth and death are not given. If we assume an average age of maturity as 20 years, and an average life span of 70 years, then from the date of birth of Nekodiya Senfuma we get the following approximation Table of dates:

Estimated date of Birth Estimated date of Death

Yusufu Mukasa 1867 - 1937

Kikabizi 1817 - 1887

Lwanga 1767 - 1837

Kasolo 1717 - 1787

So, our Heritage goes as far back as 300 years a go!

I am very grateful to my father (the late Nekodiya Senfuma) for his wish to write this volume of diaries. Thank you for your visit to this blog post.

Climate Change

I support Dr. E. E. Katsiambirtas when he says that people are confusing weather with climate.

Weather occurs on a daily- to- seasonal scale. Climate occurs on cycles of many years (e.g. 30; 50; 100; 1000; etc). For example, if you experience an ice- age climatic change to-day, it does not prove that it has been caused by to-day’s environment.

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