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Time for Ugandans to say enough is enough

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th August 2011 03:00 AM

UGANDA has gone through approximately four decades of turbulence churning out one revolution after another. There have been wars waged in different parts of the country and these have affected lives of millions of people.

UGANDA has gone through approximately four decades of turbulence churning out one revolution after another. There have been wars waged in different parts of the country and these have affected lives of millions of people.

The country has seen economic hardships and near collapse of the economy. In the five decades of her independence, she has had eight heads of state all of whom have been overthrown by military force with the exception of the current one.

Due to these upheavals and dramatic changes in society, the moral fibre of the nation has been affected.

In fact, it has been almost destroyed. Currently, there is apathy and almost resignation in the lives of people. This resignation and apathy have created individualism that is dangerous and destructive.

It is no surprise that Uganda is regarded as one of the most corrupt nations in the world.

Beneath all this, is an attitude of, “I don’t care” . To many Ugandans, it appears like the Government does not care about the welfare of the ordinary Ugandans.

Civil servants don’t seem to care about what happens to Government plans; politicians do not seem to care about the country and its people as long as they are comfortable.

The result is that what seems to be obvious is not done. For example, rubbish is thrown everywhere and no one seems to care about the cleanliness of towns and city.

The people will bribe police officers without guilt and the officers will take the bribes with glee! Trees are destroyed without considering the environmental impact on future generations.

Look at the proposal of giving away part of Mabira forest! The time has come for Ugandans to say enough is enough. It is time to care about ourselves, our children, environment, our nation.

It is a whiff of fresh air that the new director of Uganda Christian University Mbale campus, the Rev. Dr. Stephen Mung’oma, is launching a programme called “I Care Initiative.

This project is intended to highlight to Ugandans about adopting a spirit of caring for the country, aspects of humanity, and the environment in general. The project will be lunched on August 27 at Uganda Christian University Mbale.

Emmanuel Weyaula
weyaulaemma@yahoo.com


Time for Ugandans to say enough is enough

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