To: Bird Uganda Safaris <>
From: Graham Buchan <>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:15:07 +1000
Dear Herbert,

If I was raising funds from Uganda (a country whose human rights record is 
notorious) I would seek the support of influencers who know what I do and its 
value, before sending out emails to people I don't know. Sending emails to 
potential donors one has never met as "Dear friend" is pointless. As for mass 
spam e-mails,  I suggest you DON'T do it. 

I wholly support women's education - the discovery of DNA's nature was due to 
the talents and endurance of Rosalind Franklin. 

If I have caused you hurt, then I am truly sorry -  please regard this as a 
learning exercise - we get so many spam emails seeking funds from African 
nationals that I thought it's another con-artist. In every such case I take the 
time to waste their time.

Carl - your view is understandable. You should, however, have supported Herbert 
by expressing support for his bona fides in Herbert's email. Post-hoc criticism 
is facile.

I will continue to unashamedly jump on suspect emails sent to me. 



On 27/04/2012, at 8:26 PM, Carl Clifford wrote:

> Graham,
> Herbert is kosher. He is the owner operator of Uganda Birding Safaris Ltd 
> (, a legitimate company. His project to help educate 
> young women escape the grinding poverty that so many women in Uganda must 
> endure due to lack of educational opportunities. I think you owe Herbert an 
> apology, if you can bring yourself to do it.
> Carl Clifford 
> Sent from my iPad
> On 27/04/2012, at 19:57, Graham Buchan <> wrote:
>> Dear Herbert,
>> How many millions do you want? I have friends at The World Government (led 
>> By CIA informant Clive Palmer) and if you deposit A$100 million into BSA 
>> 012341 Ac 209090978, then you are every naive.
>> Best,
>> Friend.
>> On 27/04/2012, at 4:58 PM, Bird Uganda Safaris wrote:
>>> Dear friend,
>>> Its been long since I heard from you. I hope you are doing well.
>>> I came back to the office this morning from tourist guides training
>>> excercise that I started in Feb this year.  The first course I conducted
>>> was a beginers guides course in Uganda, then went to Rwanda Nyungwe forest
>>> for a 3 and half weeks bird guides course, came back to south western
>>> Uganda to conduct a course of Cultural tourist guides, and ended up in
>>> Kampala to offer a 10days course for Senior guides.  I love to do this with
>>> passion, with hope that our people can be involved in the tourism
>>> activities professionally and earn something to support their families. Iam
>>> also interested in the improved and better standards of guiding services in
>>> the Region.
>>> As a self made guide and a birder, I also still feel there is  need to
>>> support women education. I thought about this for quite sometime, until I
>>> decided to start something. I appreciate my mother's role in upbringing me.
>>> She really worked hard to ensure that I go to school. Of course my home,
>>> just outside Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rutoto is  a very poor and
>>> hopeless village. But my mother would rather spend a whole day distilling a
>>> local gin ( waragi) and sell it to ensure that I go to school. This however
>>> stopped at the age of 9. My uncle helped me for one year and later dropped
>>> me. Life became a challenge. I took me 33 years to get a degree in tourism.
>>> Iam soon starting putting down notes of my life in my book " The journey
>>> from Rutoto to Los Angeles" .  I feel mothers do a great job in this world.
>>> In Africa we have challenges of culture, religions, and customs. Sometimes
>>> women are not given a chance to go to school especially at a young and
>>> tender stage, on sill reason that they will get married and go away to live
>>> in other families. Also some of our cultures regard women as a source of
>>> wealth, because when they get married, dowry is paid either money or
>>> materials especially cows, goats, etc.
>>> I know I wont do much, but this project will make some contribution to the
>>> society. Visit it may be you will have some interest.
>>> I will appreciate any contributions in ideas, materials, sponsorships, or
>>> anything that will help our young girls.  Even a sentence of an idea means
>>> a lot to this project.
>>> Thank you for visiting my blog.
>>> -- 
>>> Managing  Director
>>> Bird Uganda Safaris Ltd
>>> 2nd Floor Room 27
>>> Capital Shoppers Nakawa
>>> Kampala Uganda
>>> Telephone +256 312289048
>>> Fax +256 (0)414222737
>>> Cellphone +256(0)772518290/ 0777912938
>>> Email. 
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