Andrew Kyamagero will be the host of our next Twitter Space literary series, which LipaLater Uganda is thrilled to welcome. In Uganda, Andrew is a well-known media figure who is most recognized for his work as a news anchor on NTV Uganda and for the topics he covers in his well-liked Twitter space, “Man Cave.” We are happy to have him as our moderator for this financial education series, given his background in business journalism.
Rethinking the Habits of Financial Procrastination, with Esther Nakangu as our guest speaker, will be Andrew’s first topic. Esther adds a variety of knowledge to the debate after serving as a product manager at XENO Investment Management from 2019 to 2022 and as an information technology officer at NSSF Uganda from 2013 to 2017. She is now SONGBOOST‘s Country Director, an airplay tracking app for Africa.
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We questioned Andrew about his goals for the upcoming Twitter Space series to give you a taste of what to anticipate:
1. Some say that while money cannot buy happiness, it can certainly make life much simpler. How would you assist people in making the most of their money and living their best lives as the new Twitter Space Moderator for LipaLater Uganda’s financial literacy series?
Andrew: As LipaLater Uganda’s financial literature series moderator, my goal is to promote a healthy and sustainable relationship with money. I will focus on educating and empowering people to make informed financial decisions that align with their values and priorities. This could include education on personal finance, prioritizing experiences over consumerism, fostering a culture of saving, and supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners. By providing tools and resources, I believe we can help people achieve financial stability and greater overall well-being.
2. The financial industry can be somewhat dull, but you have a talent for making difficult subjects interesting and approachable. Can you tell us about a moment when you made a dry subject entertaining and engaging, and how you intend to apply that same spirit to your position as Twitter Space Moderator?
Andrew: My main aim is to make the discussions as interactive and engaging as possible, by encouraging questions and dialogue, and creating a welcoming and inclusive space for all participants. In addition, I’ll strive to make sure that the topics we discuss are relevant and timely so that people feel motivated to engage and participate.
Overall, my goal is to make finance accessible, engaging, and even fun, so that people feel empowered to take control of their financial futures.
3. Let’s face it: the majority of us are not financial experts. Which of the most prevalent financial myths have you encountered in your profession, and how may LipaLater Uganda’s financial literature series help debunk them?
Andrew: The financial literacy series can help dispel common misconceptions about money, such as the belief that investing is too risky, credit cards are a necessary evil, or retirement planning can wait until later in life. These series provide information on budgeting, saving strategies, low-risk investments, credit cards, and retirement planning, and help people make informed financial decisions. By providing education, resources, and support, the financial literacy series can help people achieve financial stability and greater overall well-being.
We eagerly await Andrew and Esther’s insightful contributions to the conversation on financial procrastination. Come join us as we launch the LipaLater Uganda Twitter Space financial literary series on Thursday, February 23, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.