This being the golden jubilee year of independence inUganda I could not help, but go back to a picture that has intrigued me for ages. It’s was taken from the first anniversary celebrations in 1964 and the usual pageantry was out in force. The picture from the past that caught my attention was a float by the British American Tobacco company and it featured people all dressed up and smoking away, clearing trying to sell the idea that it was glamorous to smoke.
How politically incorrect that is today does not begin to describe the scene especially when one notices that actually there is a lady among them………smoking away too! She must have been pretty brave as till this very day very few women in Uganda smoke and definitely not in public.