According to the World Happiness Report, Uganda was listed as the happiest country in East Africa and this did not come as a shock to many.
With over 45 million people, Ugandans have thrived amidst past wars, economic hardships, Covid-19 and the recent Ebola outbreaks that many thought would paralyze the economy but regardless the resilient Ugandans managed to go through all this. Even as a land locked country, Uganda remains one of the countries in Africa with immense opportunities for investment and economic growth.
A survey carried out by this reporter revealed why Ugandans are the happiest in the land.
Only in Uganda will you find…..
Freedom of speech, movement, assembly, association and above all freedom of worship. As a country, we are allowed to enjoy all these freedoms without being restricted.
Uganda is gifted with plenty of food stuffs ranging from fresh vegetables, fruits, cereals, legumes and different types of meats.
We also have nsenene (grasshoppers) and Rolex that are unique to Uganda.
The night life in Uganda is unlimited, stretching from Kansanga, kabalagala, Bandali rise to the high end Kololo with Acacia avenue hosting many high class revelers from dawn to dusk and Monday to Sunday.
The Favorable Weather.
Uganda is blessed with a tropical climate where we have both moderate sunshine and rainfall throughout the year. This has boosted agriculture and also made Uganda one of the top tourist destinations in the world.
The Beautiful Flora and Fauna.
From the different lakes, to the many meandering rivers, to the plains and the rift valleys not forgetting the high standing mountains, Uganda has a very beautiful scenery. On any day one could do bird watching, mountain climbing, forest trekking or Bungee jumping on the longest river in Africa.
Uganda also hosts mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, climbing lions and white rhinos among others. Uganda being the home of the snow-capped mount Rwenzori, attracts a lot of tourists both Local and international and that’s why many need to visit Uganda.
Ugandans are naturally hospitable people and that’s why we have many nationals from other countries working and doing business in many parts of the country. One can live anywhere in Uganda without fear of being segregated against because of race, religion or country of origin.
Peace and security
Uganda is a peaceful and secure country where one can move across the country anytime without fear of being attacked by criminals. The NRM government takes the credit for ensuring that Ugandans and their properties are safe and secure.
Ugandans are proud of their diverse cultures in which many derive their identities. From east, west , central and the North Ugandans have embraced different cultures and have accepted that if they are to develop as a nation they have to coexist and that’s the source of their happiness.
With the emergence of digital technology, some Ugandans find happiness on social media in Uganda which is free and many can express themselves freely without being gagged.
Ugandans always find something to laugh about on social media platforms and as one story phases out it is replaced by another almost immediately.
From the many people interviewed, 70 percent of the respondents confessed that Ugandan Music makes them a happy lot and just listening to a few vibes from different local legends brightens their day.
On January 3rd 2023, CNN named Uganda as the best destination in 2023.
“From the expansive shores of Lake Victoria to the snowy Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda is a beautiful wilderness playground, with opportunities for adventure including treks through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or up to the craters of the Virunga volcano chain or white-water rafting along the Victoria Nile,” CNN says.
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