By Balaam Barugahara
”𝐖𝐇𝐘 𝐆𝐄𝐍. 𝐌𝐔𝐇𝐎𝐎𝐙𝐈 𝐊𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐑𝐔𝐆𝐀𝐁𝐀 WHEN HE RETIRES FROM THE ARMY TO JOIN ACTIVE POLITICS SOONER THAN LATER .
The world’s most acclaimed democracy: the United States of America has not once but twice registered the inevitable and phenomenal scenarios of first sons becoming Presidents and Commanders in Chief of the strongest army. John Adams (1797-1801) and 𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏 𝑸𝒖𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒚 𝑨𝒅𝒂𝒎𝒔 (1825-1829). George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) and 𝑮𝒆𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒆 𝑾. 𝑩𝒖𝒔𝒉 (2001-2009).
In South Korea, one of the famously industrialized 4 Asian Tigers, Park Chung-hee ruled from 1961 to 1979 and his daughter 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒌 𝑮𝒖𝒆𝒏-𝒉𝒚𝒆 2013 to 2017.
In India, the world’s most populous democracy, Jawaharlal Nehru (founding father) ruled from 1947 to 1964 and his daughter 𝑰𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒓𝒂 𝑮𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒉𝒊 Jan 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 to 1984.
In neighbouring Kenya, President 𝑼𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒖 𝑲𝒆𝒏𝒚𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒂 perfectly fitted in the shoes of his father.
In Uganda, President Museveni exceptionally transformed the country from a smuggling & rationing economy to a steady exporter and many other milestones registered in three decades. We fully rally behind the strategic leadership of our father Gen. Museveni and we shall forever be grateful.
Now, 𝑮𝒆𝒏. 𝑴𝒖𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒛𝒊 𝑲𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒖𝒈𝒂𝒃𝒂 is best suited, not only to democratically replace the father at the opportune moment, but also to consolidate the socioeconomic and political gains since 1986. Our generational leader has quintessentially demonstrated his dedication, skills and undoubted sacrifice in the military:- an exceptional experience.
Patriotism & Pan-Africanism define the charisma of 𝑮𝒆𝒏. 𝑴𝒖𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒛𝒊. He’s a good leader, good listener, trained, tested, tried, honesty, respectful, brilliant and respectful person to mention but a few.
𝑮𝒆𝒏. 𝑴𝒖𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒛𝒊 𝑲𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒖𝒈𝒂𝒃𝒂 is my first choice. The day Mzee retires, we shall have one indisputable leader/champion to overwhelmingly vote for and he’s master MK1. For now, he’s professionalizing the ground forces, Army. But we shall be there, it’s just a matter of time.
For now, let’s support Mzee M7 pakalast as he’s still able and strong. Let’s also tap into Government programs like Emyooga, NAADS and opportunities available in the armed forces (2000 in the UPDF annually). Form Saccos, tap into OWC for Agriculture support and inputs, tourism is also underexploited and ICT is almost a virgin industry.
The youth should focus on productive activities to build their own economic potentials and only engage in political debates, that benefits politicians, in their free time.
Our leaders in charge of these programs let’s know about them and avail younger people of this information and the much-needed support. Let us also be tolerant and embrace political pluralism by respecting and accommodating divergent views. God bless Uganda.
Yours Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi: No1 Supporter of Gen MzeeYoweri Kaguta Museveni & 𝑮𝒆𝒏. 𝑴𝒖𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒛𝒊 𝑲𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒖𝒈𝒂𝒃𝒂 of our Generation.”