You don't need connections to reach everybody who is powerful, sometimes you just gonna do it crazily. And you know what! It works. That is how i got a job!
Ugandans, not only Ugandans by the way, have grown up with the mindset that you need powerful connections to access powerful people, and I think that is a bad idea.
Up to now, there are people who cannot go to Mulago hospital before they know a nurse or a doctor on personal basis who will help them. Yes, there are people who won't go to the police unless they have a relative there who will help them. And still many people cannot bother looking for jobs, all they ever know is that jobs can be got if someone connected you!
That is bad! I mean, very bad.