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close this bookUganda's Water Sector Development: Towards Sustainable Systems (SKAT, 1996)
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The image that greets the increasing numbers of visitors to Uganda these days is that of a country at peace — not absolute peace, but peace non-the-less. This is a far cry from the image of some twenty years ago, that of a nation in political, economic and social free-fall. During the 1970s and early 1980s, the world saw Uganda as the classic example of 'everything wrong with Africa'. It was parodied as having a terminal case of post-colonial degenerative disease, intent on destroying itself from within.