My Days

It has been another hot day here in Lira. I have finally given up the idea of taking up any days left of my leave that should end on the 12th of January 2009. I have been here since Monday and may not probably go back home for at least two weeks. I will be going to Gulu tomorrow (08/01/09), God willing, to get permission from the police for a procession that the New Vision intends to have next week in town to launch a promotion to mark fifteen years of our Luo local newspaper – Rupiny. I might stay the night in Gulu if I do not finish the business that is taking there in time.

People here are a bit weary of traveling further north to that end of the country for the fear that some elements of the rogue rebel group of the LRA led by Joseph Kony might have sneaked into the country from the Congo where they are being hunted down by a joint force of Ugandan, Congolese and Sudanese troops. Work demands that I travel and travel I will anyway. I pray the Lord takes care of the situation and makes my plans succeed.

It is time I went over to town for my supper, yogurt and a bottle of water that have become my daily sundowner here in Lira. The heat is so much that I just cannot fail to drink the recommended eight glasses of water daily. I must be taking in double that amount. I wonder how much I would drinking if I was jogging – thanks to my sick leg that is taking centuries to heal. The injury seems to be worse than I imagined or the doctor thought. I Gotta see another doc when I go to Kampala for the monthly sales meeting at the end of next week. Oh, where is the exit out of this office?


About mosrubn

Aged 50, married with two kids aged 9 and 7. In the past fifteen years worked in the newspaper industry; first with the government owned New Vision of Uganda for twelve year, then three in South Sudan with The New Nation,a weekly newspaper published by Sudan Advocacy for Development, as distribution manger. Now back home in Tororo, Eastern Uganda as a small scale farmer. Likes reading, writing/blogging, photography, travel, gardening, farming and hiking.
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