To: Birding-Aus Birding-Aus <>
From: Graham Buchan <>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:56:45 +1000
Dear all concerned,

I had written to Herbert privately. Since some wish to pursue a different 
course of action, I enclose the following.



On 27/04/2012, at 9:29 PM, Graham Buchan wrote:

> All the best, Herbert. I wish you well in your endeavours. Please take more 
> time in your future fund-raising efforts.
> Best regards,
> Graham
> On 27/04/2012, at 9:24 PM, Herbert Byaruhanga wrote:
>> Dear Graham,
>> Iam very sorry. I dont know how your email got in my mail box. I have been
>> travelling to different countries for the last 10 years. May be some how I
>> got it. Sure I was sending to all those I have met.
>> Actually the human rights is not as bad and it is published in some news
>> papers.
>> Kindly forget about all this.
>> Herbert
>>> 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.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Graham
>>> 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. 
>>>>>> web
>>>>>> East African Journeys
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