James Kassaga Arinaitwe is a rising Ugandan voice to watch. I’ve had the pleasure of sharing a conversational meal with him in New York and in Kampala. I find him to be a kindred spirit, both as a countryman and fellow development critic. If you haven’t come across him, make sure to follow him on Twitter. His personal narrative has a devastatingly honesty to it. His piece on American evangelicals in Ugandan is one to read:

If Uganda is to reduce its alarming youth unemployment rate, biting poverty, and a crumbling health care system, scarce foreign aid dollars must be targeted at NGOs that help strengthen government systems. Governments, not NGOs, are the only entities that can ultimately guarantee socioeconomic rights.

via How US evangelicals are shaping development in Uganda – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.

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