For starters, we have low levels of industrialisation.
The government has always been the biggest employer, and with the meagre salaries earned by civil servants, against an ever sky-rocketing cost of living, people had to devise means 'to make ends meet'! This attitude slowly evolved into a culture that has crept even into the private sector.
How many companies in Uganda can boast of such a scenario? Where is the problem? Why will someone not work if they donâ€™t have to worry about house rent, school fees, medical bills, skill development, calamity insurance, and similar basics?
What is pertaining in Uganda, is a result of employers pretending to pay and employees naturally will pretend to work. And it cuts across the private and public sectors. Productive employment terms, strong labour laws and effective unionisation, are among the secrets behind the Kenyan economy boom.
Why Ugandans have a poor attitude to work