FRUITS AND YEILDS OF THE NATION
It’s between 30 to 35 years today that many Ugandans made a decision that haunts them , with the saying had I known playing repeatedly in their minds after giving are dictator the chance to rule their economy and social life harshly for his political gains . Those that lived before his reign say they witnessed a promising regime of Idi Amin that had started developing with better infrastructure. its believed that many of the infrastructure in the country today like hospitals, roads and public buildings were built in the former regime .As for those that were born in the current regime ,only witness the cruelty of a dictator and facing the problems of un employment.
In 1986 when Ugandans were embracing the new regime thought they were advancing and welcoming a leader of great hope, little did they know his ambitions were shallow side. Being supported by farmers who were the middle class and contributing almost half of the economy of the country. They believed their production will gain more if they supported a leader of great cause as he had promised but all in vain. The most issue that rose those days was internal security as soldiers of the last regime were taking the law in their hands,30 years after the new regime, the country still facieses internal insecurity leaving the problem unsolved. at present even at day light it’s not secure to move in town with your valuables because of high rate of unemployment that makes it worse. It’s of surprise as the army claims to bring peace to the eastern region of Africa but cannot hold internal security. The nation is facing internal insecurity from groups like “kifesi” mention a few. the government has not yet found a solution for the rising groups. this shows how much they have failed to control the country. the country’s police force has a big role of buying tear gas to run over peace demonstrations turning to violent riots. The police force is no longer working for the people but for individuals turning the country into a mafia zone. As the saying goes on ” the country is owned by a handful of individuals.”
The education system has become irrelevant in the present world. many graduates complete degrees diplomas and certificates and end up unemployed. The fact is that Uganda doesn’t change with development. They still teach programmed work, matter of fact in developed countries schooling takes a short period of time, they only study relevant information. If in the syllabus you still teach kintu and nambi, the zulu kingdom, tell me how students will know about the new innovations of technology. Many schools don’t use computers, laboratories lack modern equipment. I would say “bye bye to innovation and creativity.” Our education system is filled with art subjects and more are still being introduced such as patriotism. looks like we are meant to be job seekers on addition to the worst efforts of the government creating jobs. No wonder we are getting entertainers to present us in the parliament instead of scholars. Ministers and members of the parliament who can’t search for market or opportunities for their people. The best game players are those that know how to represent themselves and be part of the collectors when the president issues (money) for his interests to be passed in the parliament. This is the kind of leadership we are living under.
Furthermore, the top leaders practice bribery and corruption openly giving the rest no option but to join the band wagon. Its believed that a lot of aid and grants offered by foreign countries its being split within a few individuals and are left unpunished. Instead of having role models the country has suspects of public funds. The focus is on the education system which the government failed to advance, if it’s being handled properly there can be a better society of innovators and creators. Also placing candidates that are fit to govern the ministries. None is retiring because they are all professional job seekers and the retirement age rule doesn’t function that’s why we are having the same problems.
In the late 90s the economy started collapsing and prices of commodities started increasing, remember sugar was ugx 300. The standards and cost of living was low but prices have been rising and are still rising. today the cost of sugar has risen to ugx 7000 and still rising. A few years back we saw a case when sugar was being controlled by one person who was playing his game to un more money on the expense of nationals. this shows that the government has no standard policies that protect the country’s economy. Matter of fact they care less about the countries economy and natural resources. Natural resources are the heart of the countries economy and if they are misused or underused means low development. Witnesses remember the cases of mabira forest, namanve and lake Victoria saga. Uganda is a under a destruction and this leadership is taking her nowhere but only darkness
Questions are still rising as to why the government released the most important aspects of the economy to privatization such as the airport, electricity board etc. In other countries they are the biggest factors for development. In the country today the public is facing the effects of privatization as it comes with high prices and strong policies. however, after the relief of releasing government resources they have also failed to control the remaining resource, soon we shall here government hospitals are privatized.
In conclusion, can the government stop or control what the country is facing today such as brain drain, high cost of living and internal insecurity. Can we say that the current leadership is satisfied with its accomplishment, are these the fruits of their struggle for power. What kind of hope has it displayed for a better country that not only foreigners enjoy it but also the nationals.`
By wyere Charles
OVERSEAS DEPLOYMENT AND OPPRTUNITIES ARE A DIRECT TRAGIDY FOR UGANDANS
Working abroad has been a benefit for the unemployed and unprivileged. After the government failing to create job opportunities for its nationals, many have found a fortune abroad. however, the government has failed to help those that faced harsh treatment and those that have fallen victim of racism and mistreatment. A lot of torture and mistreatment is happening everyday but nothing has been done to help them. Moreover the country’s economy is also supported by those working abroad, when they are unstable means that also it affects the economy too.
It’s such a shame that the countries where these cases are rising are the same that the government claim to get employment for its nationals. Without proper policies a lined to protect them leaves questions unanswered. The government should come out and explain its protection policy for those working abroad and the measures in place to help those that fall victim of torture and mistreatment.
Other countries have agreement with those governments that deploy the nationals and an agreement is reached to protect their nationals. Can the government assure the public that there is a clear agreement reached upon with these governments to protect its nationals from acts of slavery and torture. Cases have risen in the middle east with evidence of videos and audios released by the victims. Women are falling victims everyday especially those that are employed as maids (rape and mistreatment)
After failing to create opportunities, it would be better for the government to ensure protection for those that search for it elsewhere. Ever since cases arose , none has been solved, this leaves Ugandans helpless and loosing trust in their leaders. Without shame, they over tax the items of those that come back home and failure to clear they take the items. Before they tax those importing items they should first give them protection, this shows greed and not service and also the effects that come out of privatizing an airport. Ugandans are now suffering due to privatization which gives power to the contractors to implement their choice of policies.
It has been a successful ambition for the government of destroying the country after causing unemployment now they have started brain drain, making sure no more development takes place in the country. it makes sense as its easy ruling people who are not home moreover they are only getting low paying jobs that will only lead to slow development.
It is so sad that the nation is falling apart and the worst is praised to be the best. Many nationals are flying overseas to secure a future however much the conditions are unfavorable. The acts of racism and torture have been acted upon them but the government eyes with silence and takes the back seat. What security is given to those currently it is deploying in the middle east.
Article by wyere Charles