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    Ethically Questionable Behavior and Consumerism in Uganda: A Survey of University Students
    (2016-05) Katono, Isaac Wasswa
    While consumerism seems to be on the rise in many societies, little attempt has been made to link consumerism to unethical behavior and its antecedents namely work ethic and perceived unfairness. The purpose of this study is to compare female and male perceptions of work ethic, unethical behavior, and consumerism, and use this as a basis to examine whether unethical behavior and its antecedents explain consumerism in an emerging market context where consumer protection is at a minimum. Based on a cross-sectional survey research design, this study uses valid measures from previous studies to collect data from a systematic sample of students from a large private university, Findings indicate that women and male students do not differ much on most of the items on the three scales. Further, the study finds a direct link between perceived unfairness, unethical behavior, and consumerism, while work ethic and consumerism are mediated by unethical behavior. Implications for government and business organizations are discussed.
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    E-quantum Leap on a Data Highway: Planning for Electric Minibus Taxis in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Paratransit System
    (2021) Ndibatya, Innocent
    Minibus taxis are ubiquitous in the developing cities of the Global South. This versatile, if somewhat chaotic, public transport system is now faced with the need to move to renewable energy. But the looming roll-out of electric vehicles poses a threat to the already fragile electrical grids of African cities. This chapter evaluates the energy requirements of decarbonisation and evaluates two types of data, passenger-based and vehicle-based, from research in South Africa that has modelled these taxis. Using these two data capture methods, we assess the energy requirements and charging opportunities for electric minibus paratransit in three African cities and compare the results of the two methods to assess their suitability for planning minibus taxi electrification.
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    Impact of Globalization on Women in Uganda
    (EATWOT Women's Commission, 2005) Banja, Olivia Nassaka
    In Uganda one cannot talk about ‘The new world order’ without focusing on globalization and its impact on Ugandan women. Although Uganda is a land locked country, a person at any point in the country is no longer locked up by the border lines. The people have worldwide horizons since their interactions, whether social, economic or political, are unlimited. Today a person in the rural area who has a radio can listen to music/news bulletin from Washington DC. Those in the city have access to information provided on the internet. Even that which was a taboo to listen to is now open for audial visual consumption. Some of these things may seem to be fascinating but at the same time globalization has also become a nightmare and a threat to humanity. Reflection about this brought in mind a Kiganda folk tale, in which a handsome rich man married a village beauty. The village beauty thought that she would live happily thereafter, only to be shocked when the handsome man turned into a beast and started eating up some of the village beauty’s parts. This picture implies that when we are talking about ‘The world order’, globalization and its impact on the women in Uganda cannot be ignored. Globalization and its policies has affected Ugandan women at different levels, social, economic and political. Whether it has redeemed women or thrown them in the global abyss is what in critically explored in this chapter. The chapter also reflects on how theologians can authentically talk about the new world order. Because there are a variety of issues raised by globalization, and given the diverse experience of women depending on their social location, the reflections on this chapter are based on the experience of the rural women in Uganda.
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    Women and Taboo A Case Study on Buganda in Uganda
    (Acton publishers, 1996) Banja, Olivia Nassaka
    Women, as persons belonging to the Kingdom of God, are located through-out the world. In their different locations, they experience diverse cultures, customs and beliefs which influence and affect their well-being at different levels. This paper explores how taboos influence and affect the well-being of women, with a case study on Buganda in Uganda.
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    The Church as an Assembly on Mt. Zion: An Ecclesiology from Hebrews for African Christianity
    (Langham global library, 2018) Nyende, Peter
    In this paper I classify ecclesiological studies, against which I briefly survey African ecclesiological scholarship. From this survey I show that, relative to ecclesiological studies elsewhere, there is a paucity of literature on ecclesiology within African scholarship. I argue that this paucity puts African Christianity at a disadvantage in the quest of African Christians to be simultaneously African and biblical, thereby embodying an African biblical Christianity. In an effort, therefore, to contribute to African ecclesiological scholarship, I offer a conceptual ecclesiology drawn from Hebrews in which the church is understood as a community approaching God, in Christ, in his heavenly dwelling (the heavenly Mt. Zion) to offer him, through the same Christ, prayers and immaterial sacrifices, and to live in obedience to him en route to partaking in the coming fullness of his presence and kingdom. This fullness will result in the realization of God’s purposes for creating the world. I wish to propose from Hebrews a biblical theological ecclesiology that is at home in African Christianity. But since the subject of ecclesiology is vast I will begin my paper by classifying academic discourse on ecclesiology, and within that classification give an overview of ecclesiological studies in Africa. This overview will support the view that, although all types of ecclesiological study are found in Africa, more ecclesiological studies from Africa are needed, especially in the area of conceptual ecclesiologies, if the quest for an authentic but biblical African Christianity is to be achieved.