Part 1: Background
As a people born approximately around the time of the NRM military revolution of 1980-1986 or raised in its subsequent government of 1986-present, it is imperative (requires action) that we form our own opinion of this era. In order to comprehend the challenges that our generation faces, and to define the priorities of our time, we must clearly define what is before us, what we have observed. Any political or social-economic state of affairs that is here with us today has been brought forward from a sequence of events that saw various sets of solutions posed by those who lived in the time, as they saw fit. Widely accepted or not, it does not mean that theirs were the best, or the final solution for the problems of country. Theirs were answers to the questions of the times, and they remain valid only as long as the circumstances that brought them forward remain the same. Any change in the variables, mean introductions of new realities and hence new challenges, and fresh solutions.
One of such variables that has kept on the constant move is times. Time changes everything. It is now 29 years from the time the NRM revolutionaries of 1986 stopped the government that caused the problems they faced.
We have to make an accurate hypothesis of the challenges of our time, and also an accurate synthesis of the solution ; it is through gaining a common view of the broad challenges of our time that we’re able develop a perspective of what our call is, in the making of the history of our country.
That word – Country is particularly important to us. It should be a dear word to everyone. It embodies the space and time that God has given to us. Our entire world – our friends, our families, our values, our beliefs, our past, and the future we dream of, have all been, formed here. Our country is therefore the MOST important inheritance we have. Our relations with one another and with the rest of the world are held together by country. Our country’s survival therefore is the first indomitable purpose for each one of us – hence , how our country moves forwards must be within the sole discretion of each single one of us, without leaving behind a single person’s wishes, or dreams. No entity must put a claim to our country. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever. All people must be free, first and foremost. That is the first core pillar for peace and security of everyone.