Governance Review in Uganda: How Do We Move From Here?

Ugandan political parties are important platforms for generating ideas from ordinary citizens through advocacy, legislative, legal, economic and political means and developing programs to reduce them. These are all important in advocating good governance in Uganda. However, for successful operations, the performance of internal good governance practices is critical. The leaders of political parties are the servants of the members and citizens at large. Any diminution in how well they have resolved to serve the members and the people of Ugandan implies the collapse of the covenant that binds them to serve the people. Of course, the consequences are dire and the leaders of political parties pay heavily, either in the short term or in the long run.

The country has developed to a level where stakeholders in development follow parallel paths, are unwilling to compromise, and are insensitive to the wishes of the people they lead. This is not a new phenomenon. The difference between actions then and now is the boldness and lack of remorse like the gods of life, who control any consequences that come with their actions.

The country has progressed a lot to where it is now. The country was found without a strong control system to guide the leadership. Without direction the country was at stake, and a known future. At that time the country was experiencing the worst level of economic and political crises in history, largely self-promoted by the elites of the time. This was the period of the Amin era (1971 to 1979), sometime after his downfall (1979 to 1980) and the early 1980s. From the same elites, more organized ones, Uganda had the enforcement of order and peace that the majority of citizens yearned, celebrated, felt proud and worked hard to support for the country’s prosperity. The country has been run since 1986 on the basis of ideological discretion, discipline of men and women in the military, and elective offices, where civilians contest for the highest positions in the country, and elect leaders of their choice, unless foreign Don’t worry about growth. Interests in governance distorted the countries’ belief in their products of conflict—democratic rule and the rule of law. Otherwise, the country was freed from chaos, political collapse and a crumbling economy, for one of the rapidly developing economies in the region. This turned to a shift in priorities to invest in security rather than improving the quality of life of Ugandans as the ‘foundation of good governance’ as the best measure of sustainability. However, looking back from where the country was in the 1980s, around 2011, most of Ugandans took great pride in appreciating the national resistance movement and the significant leadership of the military. Even leaders across the political spectrum were proud and found a great foundation to build on towards a bigger Uganda.

The leadership of the national resistance movement is undeniable in offering the most influential leadership on the country’s development since independence. However, the time has come for us to reflect on ourselves as leaders and determine how to reduce inequalities, reduce poverty, eliminate corruption, and save the decadent business of indigenous Ugandans and recover vulnerable institutions. In terms of how much effort and influence we still have on citizens. Of the government At the same time, we need to ask ourselves as leaders whether, individually, there is any value added to our respective roles in the last 10 years, or whether there are new values ​​and leaders to accelerate the growth and development of the country. can meet. And, if not, what succession plan do we have for a peaceful transition from less effective leaders to more visionary and results-focused leaders?

At the moment, we see a change of mandate from pro-people to a group of ‘governments’ that are constantly conflicting and stunting development programs and service delivery, or just the central government’s efforts to operate effectively together. determined to weaken. . The environment has not only hindered work and development, but has given rise to the worst forms of corruption such as nepotism, misappropriation of public funds, and bribery to gain office or favor, yet these elements are almost invincible. Today’s government has turned out to be poisonous and enemy of democracy. This means that political parties and alternative leadership will no longer be in Uganda. As a consequence, it erases the same achievements for which the Ugandan people died and worked for more than 40 years to achieve.


Nevertheless, it is Uganda who has the key to save the country from a sharp recession and the pending destruction of the very beautiful country – Uganda. The future of the country is following the path of its predecessors—the Uganda People’s Congress and the Democratic Party, which at its peak lost its democratic values ​​and crashed into the ground. This will likely mark the demise of the ruling party, which its leaders are reluctant to see. Fortunately, the ball is still in the hands of the same leaders who sacrificed thousands of lives to topple ideologically corrupt governments, who have all the resources they need to ensure that Worst case the achievements of the governing political party, our people, and the old political parties and their leaders from the same mistakes. Every election should have a thing or two in store for each of us, especially understanding the wishes of the people and humility in service.

The country must face new challenges with new solutions and drivers for the change that the Ugandan people want to see. We cannot rely on old ideas and rhetoric which have proved useless in the last 2 decades. This is impossible and experience has shown this dilemma. We have to accept this dilemma and take responsibility for where we want our political party and country. We cannot resist the cries of good change, good proposals, and Ugandan people dying of preventable diseases, poverty and starvation, simply because they remind political parties and leaders how badly they failed . At the end of the day, it is the people of Ugandans who always suffer because of corruption, electoral violence, poverty, inequality and marginalization. We need to reform our political parties, return them to members, and reflect the wishes of citizens whose membership and votes justify their existence. We need to identify mistakes and proactively replace responsible actors. Above all, we may have to rethink the 10-point program and implement it without any deviations. It is still a solid program that does not require change and is challenging to implement. It was well-intentioned and purposeful, born out of a consensus among the patriotic Ugandan people. The historical challenges of the post-independence period were addressed by a single document—the ten-point programme. In fact, rethinking the implementation of the same document is a direct solution to the current socio-economic and political issues that the country is facing. This will reduce tensions between political parties and Uganda. We need to look no further than his document. The agenda that followed has proved useless to the people of Ugandans.

At the same time, it is important that we look beyond ourselves when discussing matters of national concern. The call of the common citizens worries us the most. The biggest mistake today is that participatory democracy and individual interests are used to influence national policies, rather than tying together civic roles and functions. If we continue to draw a parallel line with the people, citizens of this beautiful country, we risk being thrown into an unwanted past, where violence and deaths are fueled by leadership and grievances. Certainly, this is not what we need to see happening, knowing what they mean to us as leaders and the people we claim to lead.

We urgently need to remove greed and violent tendencies in ourselves. This politics of elimination is not sustainable as a result of such barbaric tendencies. Eventually, the lives of human terminators of life also end through revenge or natural death.

Therefore, it is essential for leaders and political parties to open up to the inevitable change that is knocking at our doors: changing greed and violent attitudes, restoration of the rule of law, responsible leadership, and the direction of transparent elections and accountable leadership. to work in It is the desire of all Ugandan people that political parties and leaders offer the much needed change that the nearly 1 million people need in vain for a pro-people leadership, an accountable leadership, a leadership unanimously, guided by a civil constitution, and were killed. A leadership that saves the people of Ugandans rather than kills or steals.

Source by Jacob Waiswa Buganga

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