Building the right political environment for Ugandans is a great team effort; it involves clear ideas, practical plans, precise individuals. The hard work already begun in the framework of political parties but they lack freedom and unity of purpose. As the youth we have to defend our country, even in the field of ideology – against fascist revisionists, who do exactly what the previous regimes were doing. Our history is in our hands, we can direct it towards liberty, freedom, democracy, nationalism and economic growth.
We rely on the new wisdom, skills and methods of the youth to protect our generation from the weaknesses of the old one, while advancing the interests of the new generation.
It began in a high school in 1998, but really matured at Makerere University in 2005. A small group of dedicated high school students gathered to debate and fight bad policies, and they gave birth to a Party dedicated to freedom and equal opportunity.
The name “Young Revolution” was chosen, alluding to Uganda’s emerging young generation from the decades of war, and conveying a commitment to the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The Party was formally organized in October 2013, by freedom activists in Uganda and the East African region. And it was no accident that two years later, in 2015, the first Young Revolution Convention took place in Kyenkwanzi, where the basic Constitution was adopted.
Lets face it, Uganda has been rules by dictators since independence, the YRO is a symbol of hope and strength. Young revolutionaries envision “liberty and freedom for the masses”, the party of the poor and hardworking Ugandans and East Africans.
The rights of women are not a question, as continuation of the central principle of individual liberties and freedoms. We’re founding this party against the backs of those who have toiled for freedom since independence.
Once the total freedoms and liberties of every Ugandan are secured, the framework for development will be anchored in Uganda’s roots. This will enable a proper cultural integration at regional level with all the people we are in the same struggle with.
The governments of oppression, pessimism, fear, and limits to individual liberties, must be replaced by governments of hope, confidence, and growth. The government which see people as members of tribes or other groups must be replaced by governments which see people of Uganda as individuals.
Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise, Manufacturing, Industry, Low taxes, sound fiscal policies, scientific research and innovation, free market economy: these are among the commonsense economic policies of the Young Revolution, to bring about real prosperity. YR encourages innovation in the economy and the rule of law in politics. Buttressed by tight controls embedded in institutions, we’re here to clear the way and remove all obstacles to economic growth and transformation. The private sector, not government, is the engine of wealth creation.
Nation’s Foundations based on our common values and ideals
We the people must identify our shared ideals on which to build the nation. And equally be physically or mentally strong to guard against those who wish to use the people for their personal or narrow gains; if we are going to make our country a great nation, every policy and every law must be above suspicion.
Drawing inspiration from our country’s political, cultural and religious history, we believe that individuals freedoms, not being trampled on by government can spur the right forms of growth. All people must have equal rights; and decisions are best made close to home. To make government effective and efficient, spurring economic growth and put power in the hands of the people.
Nationally, Young revolutionaries recognize that the slow, bloated, top-down Washington bureaucracy is out-of-date in the 21st century. Our Party works to give Ugandans more choices—in healthcare, in education, in energy, and in the economy—and to free individuals and families from the intrusive overreach of federal bureaucrats.
The Party’s core principles of freedom and equal opportunity are as relevant today as at independence, and they are the road map for Uganda in this new interconnected world.