Lydia Nakkito aka Maama Sam, a Nansana West 2A/2B Woman Councilor and comedienne, has pushed teachers to start side businesses to commemorate Teachers’ Day.
Maama Sam is a teacher by profession, but she left a few years ago because she found the job to be unprofitable in comparison to the time she put into it.
She used to balance teaching and comedy with Taata Sam, as well as other small companies, to feed her family before abandoning the industry.
When the 40-year-old comedienne joined active politics and became a councilor, she officially retired from teaching.
Maama Sam, appearing on Bukedde TV, recommended instructors to build side income sources such as small companies, farming, and poultry as a way to make ends meet.
I encourage instructors to invest in side income while they are teaching. When you don’t have a secondary source of income, you have a number of difficulties, but even if you do, the salary is insufficient, and you must commit to teaching because it takes a lot of time.
I advise them to start small enterprises, get involved in farming or poultry to make a livelihood, but they should not disregard their profession because it will help them survive in the near future.