EDITOR: On December 11, an article was published in the local media alleging that I had said: â€œVoting for â€œno changeâ€ in the 2011 polls will be suicidal to the prosperity of the country. Even if you voted for no change a thousand times there will be no change.
The poor Ugandans will continue to suffer and die.â€ I am also supposed to have said: â€œAlthough Mr. Museveni came to power promising to correct the political line, improve managerial skills and education, he has instead brought down the institutions in the country. Museveni has brought no change, not even to Mulago Hospital or Makerere University that used to be the best on the African continent.â€
I wish to correct the impression the article may have given to the public. My theme for the two conferences referred to was â€œHope for Ugandaâ€. I said that the various ills we are experiencing in our country such as corruption, human sacrifice, homosexuality and all forms of immorality, drug abuse, drunkenness, laziness, broken institutions, etc, are only symptoms of something gone wrong in our relationship with God our Creator.
I said that that â€œSomething gone wrongâ€ is what the Bible calls sinâ€”a broken relationship with God, and from which proceed the ills mentioned above and all forms of other negatives. I said that, therefore, the hope for our country is to return to God and to honour our national motto and our National Anthem both of which call us back to Him.
I emphasised that whichever political party we affiliate with or whichever political leader we come up with in our elections, he or she will find it difficult to reform Uganda if we Ugandans do not have our thinking renewed and transformed.
I based all my talks on Romans 12:2 and Psalm 144:12-15. I hope this corrects the impression given by Frankfurt Kuhesa which was a result of his gross misunderstanding of what I had said, hence his misinterpretation of it.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward B. Muhima
North Kigezi Diocese
I stressed that Ugandans must change their thinking