If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or Benedicto Kiwanuka were here today would you compromised their right to their citizenship? The answer is no! Ugandans need to depart from a casual ship that most of our brothers and sisters boarded because of fear to face all sorts of unfair treatment by the machinery of this regime. Most of the brutality and unconstitutional acts done by the security forces and their goons are performed in fear-like mode, these guys are so afraid at what people may do to them when that moment came.
Resigning our responsibility of having a regime, government, leader that conforms to those principles of fairness, justice and equality is our God given and constitutional duty. But when we choose to remain silent about those things that matter to us and requisite to our transformation is indeed self-denial or self-betrayal. Taking upon us our responsibility of being equal stakeholders in building a better Uganda is all our responsibility as Ugandans. There is no better Ugandan than each and everyone of us, we need to put it in our minds that we are all equal and indeed have equal share in everything on the surface and beneath our land. So the
As Ugandans we have always come close to having a better country, but loose it all in giving away our rights to those at the helm so much leverage to do all that they wish with our power and authority to decide on those important things that affect our rights to enjoyment of the freedoms that our fore fathers bleed, fought and died for.
I have believed that we all share the blame in having such leaders and a citizenship that is so docile in demanding for what is ours, the major blame goes to those who are appointed or elected to lead us where the biggest number can’t go, but these selfish men and women have maintained a trendy of betrayal and selfishness. It is all in our power to say enough is enough the future of this nation belongs to all Ugandans regardless of where we all come from.
Ugandans deserve a dream, a national agenda, hope for all and an environment where all are free to express their ability in building a Uganda where peace will prevail, where AK 47s are off the streets and all mean-looking men in uniform are civil to their employers (taxpayers). Where employment is for competition and ingenuity and creativity is embraced with gladness and support from a government of the day.
We dream of a day when power will exchange hands peacefully and we will all be glad that we participated in the moment of building our nations. Uganda cannot afford another violent method of change of regime, but looks like those who participated in the 1980 war are ready to do the same in order to be booted out. Our generation has invested so much in research and enlightening themselves in non-violent way of transforming themselves. Our wars have been so much embedded in thinkings, discussing ideas and many of which have been dust-binned or disregarded and that has not been a challenge to our thinking but a motivation to demand for institutional building for our country.
The current environment where a hospital is bad in order to make “Above” happy you have to say that all is well; but this is not what we were taught when growing up as young men and women. We were taught to be honest, we were taught to save our heads from being soaked in the sand, instead of soaking our heads in the sand, we were taught to do what is right in order to keep our heads high above our shoulders. And this is what we bring to this new generation of leaders who will transform Uganda. We were instructed to put our country first and the rest to follow. We can change the current trend of selfish leaders to selfless servants of Ugandans.