RX Radio Presenter Fatboy has expressed dissatisfaction with some government policies which he says have deliberately kept a number of Ugandans in poverty.
He said this following a report from Save The Children Uganda which indicates that 60% of children in Uganda consume an inadequate amount of iron-rich foods such as red meat, pork, chicken, seafood, and dark leafy vegetables. This was attributed to the poverty of parents and inability of caretakers to afford these foods, which has in turn damaged the childrens’ wellbeing and development.
Fatboy said that even though it's not the responsibility of the government to feed people, some of its policies intentionally or unintentionally have kept people poor.
“Such situations occur when you have people under the current restrictions for example, the entirety of the night economy such as the operating eateries, bars, bodas and Ubers is dead yet some parents were earning from only these jobs,” he complained.
However, he considered the option of cultured meat that may be cheaper than the traditional sources of beef, chicken and pork, which are usually costly due to the expenses involved in rearing them.
However, Olive in contrast believed that cultured meat would be far more expensive than the natural one saying that its manufacturing process and the costs involved would make it even more expensive than natural beef. “But how much would it take to grow meat in a lab and how much would it cost from start to finish, before even thinking about its final price?” she asked Fatboy.
Nevertheless she proposed that, “By the way, if you want to eat meat that’s almost like the reared one, there are soya products that can be prepared to give a dish that is very similar to meat at a relatively cheaper price.”
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, Sarah and Lesham every weekday from 6am to 10am on RX Radio.