As the tale goes, the gomesi, a traditional dress worn by Ugandan women, was designed by a Goan tailor
Her vintage parlour, overlooking the circuitous succulents in the garden, would fit right into a Dicken’s novel. Photo frames and plaques tell stories of a life well spent. Joyce Mpanga (84) has been part of Ugandan politics since the 1960s, a member of Parliament (MP) and deputy headmistress at the prestigious Gayaza High School. She also travelled to the US to pursue a master’s degree in education from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1961, a path trodden by few.