Of the few plants imbedded in the tradition of the people of northern Uganda, malakwang is an exceptional one specially known for its tangy taste. But this delicacy, like many other greens, came to tables as the last resort during drought periods. I think the best vegetables of today where discovered in the roughest of times.
The Acholi people started growing the malakwang plant and keeping them around their compounds like the other crops in the homes. Later this sauce become known to other regions of the country as the course of migrations was still going on. The continuous intermarriage has made it more popular especially in the east.