By Isaac Nahamya
When meeting fellow youths from other parts of the country, they will tell you how they have shared on the national cake by benefiting from all state and national youths programs that are under implementation and their standards of living have steadily improved. One of them who is a close friend and age mate took me to his home in Sembabule on 26 January 28, 2019 (liberation day) and we toured some of his projects, Isaac all these you see are all benefits of government projects for the youths he said with a smile as we sat down for lunch at his home. With all thoughts and reflection on what takes place here at my home (Bushenyi District), I almost shed tears but as a strongman, I smiled back shaking my head back and forward to show him that all is well with us the Bushenyi youths.
I never wanted to tell my friend that youths in Bushenyi are those above 35years of age because they are the ones in youths leadership positions and whatever is meant for the real youths is grabbed and shared amongst themselves and their peers (youths above 35yrs ) leaving out us the real youths. This leaves us marginalized, oppressed and living in poor state not because we want but because some youths consider us toddlers who dont deserve anything from the government.
I almost told him (my friend) that;
Bushenyi youths are a few bushenyians who are above 35yrs, their children and grandchildren who are in our age bracket because when youths programs come to Bushenyi, theyare taken up by these youths who are of our parents age, registered in the names of their daughters and sons (who are our age) and supervised by relatives and friends. us the real youths keep yawning and when you try to question these youths brand opposition and enemy of progress not bearing in mind that its only them experiencing this progress since they decided to build an electric fence around the source and ensures that whoever tries to access it, is electrocuted since they think that everything is for them . These people have become number one enemies of progress in our land. One of the youths who is a supervisor of one of these projects has on several occasions threatened to shoot and kill whoever tries to raise concern about the implementation process of Youths programs in our motherland.
The real youths in Bushenyi have never gotten an opportunity to meet H.E Y .K Museveni ,the president of the republic of Uganda and those youths leaders who access him always tread on deception of all is well and you have full support of the youths in Bushenyi which is actually the opposite . State of Uganda population report (2017) indicates that 78% of Bushenyi population is the youths and 70% are eligible voters. This has been ignored and out of this, I have seen my fellow youths run to those who comfort them with political ideologies like Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Uganda peoples Congress (UPC), Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) under Democratic Party (DP) and the recently formed political movement people power. Much as we young NRM cadres try to sell the good NRM ideology our fellow real youths, we are disorganized by the above indicated points and we find our hands tied.
Your Excellency, we would opt to run to NRM leaders for support and guidance on how best to tackle and handle fellow youths but we dont know where to find them because
-NRM as a party, we dont have district offices in Bushenyi district.
-NRM is divided because of petty politics in our land
-They block us because they are our fellow youths and therefore feel threatened whenever we raise our concerns as the real youths.
– Most leaders in Bushenyi district ignore Youths NRM cadres and take them to be less influential.
Your excellency , its against this background and much more that I have kept confidential for my security that we have seen opposition eat up national resistance movement (NRM) support here in Bushenyi and its continuing to eat even the remaining % and this has been ignored yet by NRM cadres in the district that you confide in so much .
Your excellency, even when we try all possible means to write proposals so as to see some of the remaining dedicated NRM youths have ideological orientation like we have seen other districts through the office of president do by sending their youths to get leadership knowledge and skills from National Leadership Institute (NALI) kyankwanzi, ours has always been a dream because we see the Bushenyi youths are the ones who usually go for these trainings and they take the real youths opportunities.
Kyamuhunga T/C is FDC dominated and some other parts of Bushenyi not because they wish so, its because they have been abandoned by their mother (NRM) and for them to survive, they had to run to their step mum (opposition). However its never late for this family (kyamuhunga people) and (NRM) to reunite and live happily as one family.
Your Excellency, I have used an example of kyamuhunga but most parts of Bushenyi district are all in the particular state and this needs urgent intervention.
Lastly, we the real youths need to reconnect with our mother (NRM) and enjoy our parental love which is being enjoyed by parents who disguise as fellow youths.
Your Excellency, if something isnt done for your honest bazzukulu in Bushenyi district to reconnect them with real mother (NRM), I see them running to their step mother (opposition) for comfort.
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY
The writer is an NRM cadre and honest muzukulu from Ruhandagazi cell, ward 2, Central division,
Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality.
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