The electorate of Uganda keep saying one thing, the NRM government headed by its chairman and president, keep hearing another thing. The people have been singing ‘we want democracy, we want peaceful power changeovers’ since independence. But the NRM party instead keeps giving Ugandans the change after its leaders and political pimps have looted the economy, year in year out.
The country is fully submerged into unemployment, 80% of its people have no work or out of work. Yet we have millionaires – who own neither factory nor patent; they employ no one.
More shamelessly, the party keeps churning out economy/financial information year in year out – all of it unreliable and of no use into the unemployed public.
In politics, it is now 3 decades of one-man rule; we’re in the exact same political position that former presidents Milton Obote & Idi Amin left behind – one of roguish group holding the people at ransom, using public institutions and resources.
Ugandans of the independence era and of recent times have been looking forward to the day of peaceful political change of guards in Uganda. But stubborn NRM party chairman keeps shortening Ugandans on that hope, telling them instead that they need him more than he needs them. He he rigs elections, buys electorate and cages opponents. There is no principle to go by; people living off corruption become self-driven political pimps to the one holding the money bags; they just wake up in the morning and say whatever comes to mouth.
We’re nowhere near establishing a proper democratic country in Uganda, which all these wars and bloodshed of Ugandans have been for.
Obviously the NRM is not going to dissolve itself in the name of democracy. What it has failed to do within itself, it cannot do for the country. It has fallen upon us, in this era, to dissolve it and give democracy a chance. We have to buy back three generations that this state of unclear governance has condemned. We have to be too efficient.
This election of 2016 – should it happen, must be moment to do redeem ourselves – it doesn’t matter whether Ugandans stop NRM pandering & corruption through ballot or bullet, as the various groups are debating – but the fact remains that it must to be stopped, so that a systematic cleanup of government ensues.