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January 29th, 2019 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

A profile of B4FA Fellow, farmer and journalist Michael Ssali

Daily Monitor’s long serving journalist, Michael J Ssali, 70, who also writes a weekly column, “Farmers Say” in the newspaper’s Seeds of Gold magazine is actually a practicing farmer.

“My first articles in the Daily Monitor way back in 1992 were mainly about farming because my wife and I were already into farming, and we lived in the rural area among fellow farmers,” he said in an interview recently. 

“I was writing about what we were doing. We had an editor back then, the late Kevin Aliro, who always assigned me to write farming articles for the newspaper. I often wonder whether as far back as then, he was perhaps planning to start the Seeds of Gold magazine which actually came into being many years after his demise.”Read more