So Pearl of Africa Hotel registers its first death what a record in a short time. And the old Sheraton Hotel also shared the spoil of the other death? Now that is not good publicity for the hotels. The story in Sunday Monitor (ISO boss speaks out on hotel deaths) not only reveals how unprofessional our security organs are, but also exposes how they get to do life-threatening acts with all impunity. Security is a core fiber of any country that wants to be stable.
Security is a core fiber of any country that wants to be stable.
The stability of any country and security of all people depends on the politics of the day. Our country has chosen to play the survival kind of politics and what that means is that only the strong will survive in this lawless society. The break down of all institutions provides the avenue to all we see in happening in the country, deaths, robberies, murders, raids into civil society, etc.
The stability of any country and security of all people depends on the politics of the day.
When the country beheld an attack on Parliament by security forces after many days of siege that had been laid in and out of it their brutality helped to justify that Ugandans are under military capture. But this comes at a time when Mr. Museveni keeps deploying army men in all sectors of government and these soldiers come with less or not with any kind of skillset in those positions but they come to wield that gun in the faces of other citizens to have them follow a certain line of authority even when it is against the lawful order. This takeover has been happening and it will undermine all institutions and hurt all of us as a people. This approach to governance casts a dark cloud over the country and dark days ahead.
Back to the story in Sunday Monitor, how can security operatives have no respect for laws and life? The things that are done day in day out are the genesis to all the kind of negative stories written about our country. I think we do not get it, but this country is already ungovernable for those who are positions of power and it is time for them to listen to cries of all people that are suffering because of the bad governance that is happening in the country. They will either heed to demands of reform or hid from them. There is more reason to fear for what is happening all under the cover of impunity than disregard.
I read somewhere in the story and a commander is worried about investment and tourism. But fear must come first for the law and respect for the dignity of all people, statistics meant for reports should not be our first worry but how to governance better by following all laws should be our concern. Our security forces need to get back to the basics, hiring men and women that have a conscience and respect for the dignity of humankind, that have a grasp of the laws of the land and whose history is known. We have let our security fiber get into the hands of those who care not about life, laws and care not about a future or a country beyond what we have.
We can all arrest this situation together by demanding that a new order must be determined by all Ugandans. Because there is nothing, I repeat nothing to save about the current order it has reached a point of no return. A new consensus must be sought by all Ugandans regardless of political persuasion. The stench you smell comes from the rot that you see happening every day.