By Fred Masaba
AS we celebrate the jubilee season, I want to appreciate some of our founding fathers who mobilised the nation to reach where it is today.
The Uganda motto and the national anthem are all focused on God but we later lost direction because of the coups, the wars and the mistakes made as a nation.
In recent years, Uganda has registered a positive trend in development, which should be uploaded and upheld.
In the biblical book of Leviticus, chapter 25, Jubilee is a beautiful prototype of redemption.
I would love to see Uganda as a redeemed nation for God’s own purposes, where the law of justice shall prevails.
There should be equity in land distribution as this is a God– given inheritance to mankind. The poor should access land for provision of food and improvement in household finances.
I dream of elected leaders who are accountable and act like true servants of the people who elected them.
There should be nurturing and sustenance of good governance, democracy, accountability by our leaders, which should be passed on to the new generation.
This should be through building up of democratic institutions, over haul of the education system in line with the current needs and strengthening of civil society.
I look forward to seeing an economic and social transformation through immerse mobilisation of natural and human resources for development.
There should be equality in development and leaders who shall guard against inequalities to avoid resentment and despair especially in employment unbalanced wage structure.
Uganda should be championing openness and accountability in the utilisation of natural resources and should be able to totally meet its budget.
I want to see a Uganda which shall set up more agro-allied industries with an emphasis on exports to improve on its terms of trade.
Uganda should market her resources and be a destination for foreign direct investments that would help improve household incomes and widen the tax base.
Ugandan leaders should be able to unite Ugandans and drop prejudices and stereotypes which keep our people a part instead of moving us closer as a people with a shared history and identity.
The writer is a business manager in Mulago