Is There Corporate Class In Uganda?

Written by: 
Christine Kasemiire


When you hear the word "corporate" in Uganda and elsewhere in the world, suits, expensive cars and very educated people come to your mind. 

Some of this is true about the popular high class white collar ratio of people that Mun G made reference to in his song.  But still, it’s not all Gucci and Hugo Boss in the offices, at least not in Uganda anyway.

Whereas self employed business men and women dictate when to open for work, an employee at Vision Group cannot do that. They are expected to work every day, starting as early as 8am.

 While the successful movies and stereotypes that run at the box office depict corporate life as a closed office, serious and independent business environment, these individuals do work hand in hand like the downtown retailers to please the clients. Many offices are open with cubicles or at least a desk for those that can afford.  Work computers are not a guarantee for everyone mainly because of the few resources that a company holds.

The less advantaged burn calories to speak English to the corporate world; little do they know that some of the white collar men and women speak even better Luganda than they could ever dream (Faridah Nakazibwe).

The image of very smart, intelligent, busy people that stereotypes create is so twisted because no one breaks the Facebook timeline like these corporate people.  The free unlimited wifi does not help their case .

These good graduates beneath the suits be cry the low salaries they get from their bosses and in fact most of them have side jobs just to earn enough to pull off the charade of a middle class man yet they are barely surviving.

 To all ladies that look out for the corporate man, brace yourself for the lonely days when he tells you he has been called in for work on a weekend, or cannot afford an outing for the comedy skits at La Bonita because his very average salary has not yet been posted to his bank account.

Some will think I am hating but really, this is only an article to lift the esteem of the less advantaged who look down on themselves and allow to be looked down on because of wheedling the term corporate!