Togikwatako is a Luganda word meaning ‘Don’t touch it’,
this word has been used by opposition leaders who are against the bid to amend Article 102(b) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda that seeks to lift the Presidential Age limit,
while  Gikwateko, meaning ‘let’s touch it’ is for in support of the amendment.

These two groups choose colours that differentiate them from each other;
-> Red for Togikwatako
-> Yellow for Gikwateko

The people on the Togikwatako side are people who mean well for Museveni. They are asking him to retire at the end of his zenith term in 2021 so that his legacy and lifelong work benefits those who value it.

While the Gikwateko ones are fronting age discrimination in leadership for both the youth and the elderly.

But on the two sides, the Red ones are too loud in their action. Some of these people are witnessed among the traders downtown, in the heart of the capital city of Uganda, Kampala. The traders in their own solidarity have taken it a nitch higher and abandon all things Yellow. Even the yellow jerrycans that were so much loved, have been abandoned for the army green ones.

In one of the buildings downtown around Arua Park where I and mother have a plastic wholesale shop, colour yellow items are scary to find. The good old yellow buckets, the yellow cups, even basins are no longer stocked. People choose colours like red, blue, green and leave all the yellow things behind.

In our other shop on William Street with dad and my brother, we have carpets. Before the all Togikwatako situation happened, we were doing well with all carpet colour patterns. People were not yet discriminating the yellow colour, but ever sinceTogikwatako started, and tear gas cans were thrown in the building Yellow became the enemy’s colour.

We are now stuck with 30 carpet rolls that have the yellow in their patterns as seen below.

Clients are taking everything else but not these ones. 15 rolls of this beautiful rubber and plastic carpet are just looking at us, keeping space.

Now, how do you help us out? 😊😊😊

Are you looking for a Christmas gift for your relatives in the village? Something to add colour to their floors, this particular carpet will do the magic for you.

Please order in comments, email or even find me on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.  My 65days of January finances are held in there.

Patricia Kahill

Patricia Kahill is a multipotentialite Christian entrepreneur, Content Marketing Coach and founder of the Content Marketing agency, Kahill Insights that helps business owners create engaging and interactive content items for digital platforms with a focus on returning a desired outcome. Patricia was the producer of SlamDunk Basketball Talk a show on House of Talent online TV, a former fellow at Harvest Institute for leadership and now an assessor there, and an alumnus of the YELP class of 2017. A member of the BNI Integrity chapter and African Women Entrepreneur Cooperative. She is driven by passion and curiosity, been taking every opportunity that has been given to her with an ambition of stamping her footprint on the world.

6 thoughts on “How Togikwatako and Gikwateko are affecting my business”

    1. I am looking for January money, not allowing this 65 days to eat at me.

      A plastic roll is 150,000Ugshs and Rubber one is 250,000 Ugshs.
      A roll has 30 meters and each meter for plastic is 5000ugshs and rubber is 10,000Ugshs

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