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Uganda’s Future Uncertain After 61 Years of Independence

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ugandas future uncertain after 61 years of independence
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Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, is concerned about Uganda’s future. He thinks the future is not clear because he believes there isn’t enough real democracy in Uganda.

On Uganda’s 61st independence anniversary, Mpuuga said he’s disappointed with how the country has progressed since it became independent. He thinks that Uganda has not achieved what it should have since it was ruled by colonial powers.

Uganda’s founding fathers wanted the country to be a place where citizens have full control and better government than when it was ruled by the colonialists. Mpuuga believes Uganda has not done well in three important areas.

One big problem is that in 1995, the Constitution was changed to remove the limits on how long a president can stay in power. This change helps the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) government led by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Mpuuga thinks this has hurt Uganda’s democratic principles.

Mpuuga also talked about how resources are shared in Uganda. He said that those in power often decide how to share the country’s resources, and this leaves some communities without enough access to education, healthcare, and good roads.

Additionally, Mpuuga said that power should not be controlled by just a small group in the central government. He thinks that after 61 years of independence, there should be ways to share power with different regions.

This year, Uganda is celebrating Independence Day in Kitgum District. But Uganda still faces problems like corruption, violations of people’s rights, giving jobs to family members (nepotism), and divisions between different groups (sectarianism).

Before the celebrations, President Museveni spoke to the nation on TV. He told Ugandans to focus on making the country economically and socially better instead of getting divided by politics based on identity and personal interests.

The President said that even though people in Uganda come from different tribes and religions, they all have similar needs. To become prosperous, they need to have access to bigger markets for their products.