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Tenders and Credibility

by on Nov.30, 2018, under Governance, Observations

It is the duty of every decent company or entity in Uganda to deal with decent and credible people. It is also common sense – we all want our money to be spent in a good way where businesses thrive and taxes are paid.

Any company that wishes to do business with the Government, NGOs and top businesses in Uganda has to either go through a prequalification process or submit a bid in response to tendered Terms of Reference. This process is tedious for companies and tenderers because heaps of documentation will be produced and thereafter reviewed by various committees and boards.

Documents required for tendering process usually are: tax clearance certificate issued to the tenderer for that particular tender; company certificate of incorporation, audited accounts for one, two or three years, Company memorandum of incorporation and articles of association, company structure, CVs of all key staff, various certificates of competence and so on.

Some tenderers require several copies of the bid document and are very keen on disqualifying if a page is missing somewhere. The entire process requires very many man-hours, many kilograms of paper and not-so-environmentally-friendly printing ink. Three hours of inhaling laser printer fumes while printing hundreds of pages of bid documents can be catastrophic for someone’s health.

Public Procurement and Disposal Authority was created with a role to play, I believe. And they do their job diligently, I believe. Within their capacity, they have a website that lists over 15,000 evaluated companies in various sectors. That means that annually, over 15,000 companies submit exactly the same documents as required for tenders, to PPDA. All these documents are verified and accepted as true representation of the company situation by PPDA. PPDA issues every company with a certificate that confirms their credibility. So why are we duplicating this function?

In the business environment we all label as inefficient and lacking, we are prepared to spend hundreds of man-hours on browsing through tonnes of paper to verify what has already been verified by a government agency formed to do that exact job?

Isn’t this a little bit shallow? Can we have a wake-up call? Can we not simply allow PPDA to be the entity that will do their job and provide tenderers with bidder’s PPDA registration number as evidence that the bidder fully qualifies to bid for the job?

Cut the wasting of time and enable both government and private sector to be more efficient and productive, while keeping costs of printing and time to the minimum. Someone needs to dispose off all that paper waste once the best bidder is chosen. Let’s not be wasteful any more than absolutely necessary.

Empower PPDA to do their job for the benefit of all business in the country.

 

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Infinity of the word I’m not supposed to say loud

by on Jun.12, 2017, under Uncategorized

There are many levels of ignorance, I have learnt to accept that and to a large extent, I’ve learnt to find excuses for it.

We choose to pursue our paths with intent. We choose – each time we make a decision. We choose to comply with the rules or we choose to break the rules.

Essential quality of a responsible team player is to communicate and get validation from within his team, because it is the team that produces opportunities for any player. If you fail to respect your team you end up in front of the goal waiting for the ball that nobody will pass to you.

So why be that person – when all it takes is to respect your teammates, communicate and plan together? Then again, you can’t put in what was left out.

That’d be my excuse for you. Now go and play, whichever game it is you’re playing.

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Good divorce is better than a lousy marriage

by on Apr.28, 2017, under Observations

Don’t jump up (those of you who care). I’m not going through a divorce, far away from it. This is just a statement coming from my observation of numerous relationships around me.

We meet a person we like, be it personal relationship, friendship, business relationship or any other kind of human interaction and we build. At the start, everyone’s in their Sunday best and with brushed teeth all the time. Everyone goes to the toilet when the other is asleep.

Relationships go bad. People usually don’t know how to deal with this. They enter stand-offs, there comes silence, avoiding to look at each other, counting minutes and hoping they pass quickly, as if time can heal the unhealthy situation.

Time makes it worse. Waiting for the other side to wake up and see their mistakes, as they also wait for you to wake up and see your mistakes, nobody making the first step, nobody willing to communicate first… and the awkwardness when you offer a few kind words and the other party looks through you as if your joint problem does not exist.

This is why I believe it’s better to identify the problem on time, speak about it and divorce over it. Let that point of contention be in the past so the two individuals can move from that dead point in their lives. Being stuck in one place never grew anyone.

The only thing that can save people from ending up in divorces (be it divorce of marriage, divorce of friendship or divorce of a working relationship) is good, open and honest communication. It also helps if you have entered your relationship wholeheartedly and with no hidden agenda. Then you can make it last and thrive. But one it goes bad and becomes one-way, don’t cling on. free everyone.

 

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However a small line

by on Mar.22, 2017, under Food, Fruit

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road.

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Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind.

And if she hasn’t been rewritten, then they are still using her. Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

To achieve this, it would be necessary to have uniform grammar, pronunciation and more common words. If several languages coalesce, the grammar of the resulting language is more simple and regular than that of the individual languages.

She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane.

But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency where they abused.

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About the blind texts almost

by on Mar.15, 2017, under Food, Fruit

Was created for the bliss so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray.

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Among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power.

Describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite but it is too much for my strength.

To achieve this, it would be necessary to have uniform grammar, pronunciation and more common words. If several languages coalesce, the grammar of the resulting language is more simple and regular than that of the individual languages.

Wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect.

Trickling stream and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms.

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It is a paradisematic country

by on Mar.06, 2017, under Food, Salads

Sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which.

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  • Vestibulum eu odio. Vivamus laoreet
  • Proin viverra, ligula sit amet ultrices semper, ligula arcu tristique sapien

Mistress, then I often think with longing, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite but it is too much for my strength sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet.

Lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down.

To achieve this, it would be necessary to have uniform grammar, pronunciation and more common words. If several languages coalesce, the grammar of the resulting language is more simple and regular than that of the individual languages.

The buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darknes.

Overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions could impress.

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The lights divided

by on Feb.19, 2017, under Food, Meat & Fish

Simple as Occidental; in fact, it will be Occidental. To an English person, it will seem like simplified English, as a skeptical Cambridge friend of mine told me what Occidental is. The European languages are members of the same family. Their separate existence is a myth. For science, music, sport, etc, Europe uses the same vocabulary. The languages only differ in their grammar, their pronunciation and their most.

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realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators. To achieve this, it would be necessary to have uniform grammar, pronunciation and more common words. If several languages coalesce, the grammar of the resulting language is more simple and regular than that of the individual languages. The new common language will be more simple and regular tha.

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The European languages are members of the same family. Their separate existence is a myth. For science, music, sport, etc, Europe uses the same vocabulary. The languages only differ in their grammar and their most.

To achieve this, it would be necessary to have uniform grammar, pronunciation and more common words. If several languages coalesce, the grammar of the resulting language is more simple and regular than that of the individual languages.

If several languages coalesce, the grammar of the resulting language is more simple and regular than that of the individual languages. The new common language will be more simple and regular than the existing European languages. It will be as simple as Occidental; in fact, it will be Occidental. To an English person, it will seem like simplified.

The languages only differ in their grammar, their pronunciation and their most common words. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators.

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The coast of the Semantics

by on Feb.13, 2017, under Food, Fruit

Sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which.

  • Nullam tincidunt adipiscing enim. Phasellus tempus
  • Vestibulum eu odio. Vivamus laoreet
  • Proin viverra, ligula sit amet ultrices semper, ligula arcu tristique sapien

Mistress, then I often think with longing, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite but it is too much for my strength sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet.

Lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down.

To achieve this, it would be necessary to have uniform grammar, pronunciation and more common words. If several languages coalesce, the grammar of the resulting language is more simple and regular than that of the individual languages.

The buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darknes.

Overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions could impress.

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Supplies it with the necessary

by on Feb.01, 2017, under Food, Pizza

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke.

 

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks.

Floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all tha.

To achieve this, it would be necessary to have uniform grammar, pronunciation and more common words. If several languages coalesce, the grammar of the resulting language is more simple and regular than that of the individual languages.

I lie close to the earth a thousand unknown plants

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks.

 

sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror.

The splendour of these visions a wonderful serenity has taken

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary.

Little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then.

  • Nullam tincidunt adipiscing enim. Phasellus tempus
  • Vestibulum eu odio. Vivamus laoreet
  • Proin viverra, ligula sit amet ultrices semper, ligula arcu tristique sapien

While the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream.

Hen I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power.

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Made open likeness

by on Jan.12, 2017, under Food, Pasta

The new common language will be more simple and regular than the existing European languages. It will be as simple as Occidental; in fact, it will be Occidental. To an English person, it will seem like simplified English, as a skeptical Cambridge friend of mine told me what Occidental is.

Their separate existence is a myth. For science, music, sport, etc, Europe uses the same vocabulary. The languages only differ in their grammar, their pronunciation and their most common words. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators.

  • The new common language will be more simple
  • It will be as simple as Occidental in fact it will be Occidental
  • The European languages are members of the same family
  • For science, music, sport, etc, Europe uses the same vocabulary

Will seem like simplified English, as a skeptical Cambridge friend of mine told me what Occidental is. The European languages are members of the same family. Their separate existence is a myth. For science, music, sport, etc, Europe uses the same vocabulary. The languages only differ in their grammar, their pronunciation and their most common words to have uniform grammar, pronunciation and more common words.

To achieve this, it would be necessary to have uniform grammar, pronunciation and more common words. If several languages coalesce, the grammar of the resulting.

  • Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable
  • The languages only differ in their grammar, their pronunciation
  • To achieve this, it would be necessary to have uniform grammar

The grammar of the resulting language is more simple and regular than that of the individual languages. The new common language will be more simple and regular than the existing European languages.

Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators. To achieve this, it would be necessary to have uniform grammar, pronunciation and more common words.

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