The Bakonzo are found in Kasese District Rwenzori sub region of the western Uganda and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Kasese district boarders with DRC on the West and South, Bushenyi district on south west then Kabarole district in the Northern ends.
The “Konzo” ethnic group is the large majority among the other groups in Kasese district which has got over 14 tribes speaking different languages.
Other tribes ion this region include the Baongora, Banyabindi, Bakingwe, Batooro, Bagabo,Banyaruguru, Banyabutumbi, Banyagwaki and Bakiga among others.
A mushroom is the fleshy spore bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above the ground. Mushrooms can appear on the top of the soil (epigeous) or below the ground (hypogeous). The most common type of mushrooms is the white mushrooms (Agarious bisporus) these numerous types are edible while others are not, because of being poisonous. Edible mushrooms have no effect on humans and they have a desirable taste and aroma unlike the non-edible ones.
The practice of eating mushrooms started in china way back about hundreds of years. it spreads to Ancient Roma and Greek. Mushrooms are consumed both for nutrition and medicinal value while in some regions they are used for religious purposes for example the hallucinogenic mushrooms. The hallucinogenic mushrooms can be harvested wild or cultivated.
When it comes to meal time, everyone is looking for a place to quench their thirst and fill their stomachs. Different people pop in for preferred dishes among which is ''omugoyo''.
Omugoyo is a local dish prepared among the central regions of Uganda. The word omugoyo literally mean something mingled up. This dish is a combination of sweet potatoes and beans mingled together.
In Kenya,this similar dish is prepared a lot thou for its case there is an added ingredient that is corn and it is referred to as ''mushenye.'' Most people who feed on mushenye have overtime credited its satisfying degree and that it lasts longer in the digestion process meaning one feels satisfied for some good hours.
This credit is no exception for ''omugoyo.'' Without holding a debate, we can at least agree that this is one of the easiest dishes to make and requires utmost four ingredients. besides its simplicity, omugoyo is all natural and healthy with nothing like fatty oils and spices making it fit for all persons, young and old.