Uganda is not independent until we are admitted to the same hospitals with MPs and President – concerned citizen
A concerned citizen in Mbarara city western Uganda has expressed concern over poor service delivery ahead of Uganda’s 58th independence anniversary tomorrow, October 9, 2020.
While commenting on current affairs, this boda boda rider who preferred anonymity stressed that many Ugandans aren’t independent because big officials are the only people benefiting and the rest are suffering with poor service delivery, denial of democracy, and other rights.
‘Uganda is not independent until we are admitted to the same hospitals with officials including Members of Parliament and the President. When they fall sick they are taken abroad instead of refurbishing and equipping Kiruddu and other referral hospitals,’ he added.
Some Ugandans appreciated government efforts towards poverty alleviation and other projects though others accused different officials of corruption that has hindered development for the last 57 years.
According to the Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo, only 30 invited VVIPs will attend tomorrow’s anniversary celebrations at state house Entebbe.
President Museveni will preside over the anniversary celebrations, with the theme focusing on Uganda’s economic growth.
In 1885 Uganda, among other nations, is given to the British during the Berlin Conference. Then, in1888, the Imperial British East African Company sets up in Uganda with the Kabaka’s permission. During the Anglo-German Agreement in 1890, Uganda formally become a British protectorate or territory.
The history of Uganda comprises the history of the people who inhabited the territory of present-day Uganda before the establishment of the Republic of Uganda, and the history of that country once it was established. Evidence from the Paleolithic era shows humans have inhabited Uganda for at least 50,000 years. The forests of Uganda were gradually cleared for agriculture by people who probably spoke Bantu languages. In 1894 (68 years to 9162), Uganda became a protectorate of the British Empire, and in 1962 Britain granted independence to Uganda.