Today one will quickly learn of soldiers dying in Iraq or Israel before getting to know of the death of oneâ€™s immediate neighbour!
People â€œattendâ€ telecast funerals of celebrities the world over yet they donâ€™t appear at burials of their kinsmen in their localities!
The Tsunami in Haiti is still on everyoneâ€™s lips but not the devastating storms or the frequent flooding on the local scene in Uganda.
Family gatherings are dominated more by friends than relatives. A neighbourâ€™s child is a bigger stranger than the foreign volunteer residing in our community.
We know what St. Peterâ€™s Square in Rome or the Khaaba in Mecca look like but not where the local church or mosque is! We can make a global tour and visit all cities in the world via the internet but not walk or drive around our villages and neighbourhoods! We proudly speak the so-called international languages but not the mother tongue!
Francis X. Luyera
Technology has eroded African values