By Nabendeh Wamoto S.P
We only need to do a strict soul searching through review of the National Resistance Movement original ten point program to identify the causes of the current mass dissatisfaction nothing more, nothing less.
Why should one or a group of people take Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye’s Peoples’ Government and musician, Hon. Robert K. Ssentamu a.k.a Bobi Wine’s People Power to courts of Law?
- National unity
- Defending national independence
- National economy
- Restoration and rehabilitation of infrastructure
- Resettlement of the displaced people
- Regional co-operation
- Strategy of mixed economy
The historic mission of the National Resistance Movement is being watered down by wild illusions making the revolution appear transactional.
The people of Uganda of DIFFERENT PERSUASIONS AND ETHNIC ORGAINS since the advent of colonialism have at different times COME TOGETHER to RESIST, oppression or resistance of any form that have prevented them from reconstituting themselves in order to regain initiatives in trying to find solutions to their problems.
Notable events in this countrywide resistance include the epic struggle that was silenced at OYAM near KANGAI in DOKOLO COUNTY in the present day Dokolo district in Lango on the 9th April 1898 when Mwanga and Kabalega as the crown of this insurgency were captured and exiled in Seychelles Island.
This setback ended the coordinated armed resistance to British colonialism BUT NEVER SILENCED the Spirit of our people. This is exemplified by:-
- The launching of the National independence Movement – i.e. The Uganda National Congress (U.N.C) under I.K Musazi
- The Uganda National Movement under Augustine Kamya
All this coalition of political forces intended to regain independence.
- The combined combatants that over threw the military dictatorship of Ida Amin and
- The launching of the Uganda Patriotic Movement – UPM
- The RISE OF THE NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOVEMENT the successfully waged an armed struggle to usher in a new Democratic and Constitutional Order so as to pave way for the country’s modernization. The question today would be that were there no lawyers to take us, unregistered NRM /NRA to court in 1981?
The NRM was the epitome of a long protracted struggle that marked the end of that beginning. This struggle witnessed an armed struggle and political transformation. The current stage of the movement therefore, must be consolidated for ECONOMIC liberation and transformation of our society completely.
“ALL ALONG THE MISSION OF THE NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOVEMENT WAS TO MODERNIZE UGANDA AND REACTIVATE THE PROCESS OF SOCIAL METAMORPHOSIS THAT WAS FROZEN BY COLONIALISM AND ENSUING REGIMES”
It would be historically unforgivable that a movement that arose from so much sacrifice over time and has opened up such a bright opportunity for Ugandans should in its moment of grand finale succumb to bequeathing to the country a legacy of the restoration of the? over-thrown Orders.
Nabendeh Wamoto S.P (0776-658433)