|About the Book|
Synopsis The Water Trap - At the Scotland G7/8 conference 2005 a select African Head of States were invited by the conference host Prime Minister Tony Blair as observers. Many of the issues discussed in that conference concerning Africa: Aspects ofMoreSynopsis The Water Trap - At the Scotland G7/8 conference 2005 a select African Head of States were invited by the conference host Prime Minister Tony Blair as observers. Many of the issues discussed in that conference concerning Africa: Aspects of mitigation of the MDGs Millennium Development Goal, Human rights and Good Governance, Infrastructure transformation and several of the conditions G8 had towards the end of the conference packaged for African Head of States - these were the background factors that had strengthened the theme of this book. Though the writing of this book was community cause-concern triggered, still at the far background of the thinking was remotely - this justifying influence. The Water Trap is a non-fiction essay or narrative of a research on water scarcity in the town of Gulu in Northern Uganda during the war between governments UPDF//Rebel Kony LRA. The analysis evolves around the causes for the endemic water scarcity that drove scores of women scurrying for water every day. This factor creates the sub-theme for studying the local government itself and its nearly non-existent linkage to the national legislators who should loud these matters in parliament - narrated at the background of Ugandas Decentralization as the overview factor. Broadly, these factors carry the analysis along short, reader friendly prose. The Water Trap is written in a 10 chapter fluid narration that had initially been intended for accompaniment voice over of a video documentary whose captured theme eventually emerged into this book - this book covers effectively the Ugandan 7th and 8th Parliamentary. Author - Sam Mwaka-karama Is a self developed free lance writer of many short essays, stories and newspaper articles. He first published a newsletter MONAKK way back in 1991/2 and distributed on the streets of Kampala - writing essays about HIV/Aids back then was a rather socking thing for most readers - lack of money though caused the fold-up of the newsletter. Years later, Sam wrote short items on a local language weekly for a while. Went on net by the end of the 1990s and setup a site (Acholi Homeland Editorial) with saved pages of short essays and articles bookmarked from Geo cities on Yahoos Beta 2. Between 2009 and 2012 he was editor and columnist for a weekly newspaper The Movement Times then based at the Serena International Conference Center in Kampala. Sam is now a blogger on Googles: www.blogspot.com/mwakarama - having left the weekly newspaper, the Author is currently involved in an Internet Cafe in Kansanga on Ggaba road and writes living in Kampala. The Author is also a subscribed learning Global member at MIT OpenCourseWare - the MIT Universitys huge and growing (off the box) learners online facility has made an impact on the writer, like to many around the World. About the Book: Between 2000 and 2007, a gradual decline in water supply highlighted a scarcity that had slowly emerged in Gulu town Northern Uganda - only ten years after the wartime (1990/93) JR/Carlbro water project refurbished Gulu Municipalitys Kabedopong water supply, this book was inspired by that dire water scarcity... and the hardship the water fetching women faced with that lack.