By Ofwono Opondo

US-AFRICA LEADERS’ SUMMIT: DON’T GET FOOLED WITH SYMBOLISM

It has taken China’s unstoppable rise for the US and allies to appreciate that Africa have plenty of opportunities to offer and should be treated with some respect. The 35km Entebbe Expressway, New Nile Bridge, Expansion of Entebbe airport, new Kabaale logistics international airport, 1442 km EACOP, Isimba and Karuma hydro-dams, many industrial parks and road networks rising out of bushes to facilitate Uganda’s socio-economic transformation.

NRM; A SUPPOSED REVOLUTIONARY PARTY, SUFFERING INTERNAL LETHARGY

Mao Ze Dong in 1937, said that active ideological struggle is a major weapon for combating liberalism, and ensuring unity within a revolutionary party. It is evident, that today’s liberalism within the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party is causing the rejection of ideological nourishment, and instead promoting unprincipled peace with decadence.

UGANDA’S CAVALIER POLITICS; ALL DRESSED UP BUT GOING NOWHERE

Looking over the political terrain, one can see Kizza Besigye Kifefe, Greg Mugisha Muntu, Robert Kyagulanyi, and Patrick Amuriat Oboi are all dressed up but with nowhere to go, and probably coming to the end of times although NRM shouldn’t write them off as yet.

Slowly, one-by-one, they are fading in demeanor, popular appeal, policy alternatives and the buster of yesteryear although being feathers of a kind still pursuing an ambition. 

TERROR AND OPPOSITION DISSIDENT GROUPS WON’T IMPOSE WAR ON UGANDANS

There have been ominous signs of a creeping armed subversion that appears to be instigated and supported by some dissident groups passing for legitimate political opposition outfits seeking a democrat change in Uganda. They are taking advantage of the plethora of social and traditional media platforms to generate hate politics, drive negative agenda and propaganda, mobilize local and Diaspora support, blackmail and intimidate the state and Ugandans.

LIZ TRUSS, BORIS JOHNSON, AND THE BRITISH REVOLVING DOOR POLITICS

British politics is such that daggers are continuously held to the back of a leader, and so it isn’t wholly surprising that the brand new Prime Minister Liz Truss has fallen spectacularly within 44 days. Six prime ministers in six years. Three-Boris Johnson, Truss and the incoming in two months. So, Labour Leader is right to describe the current acrimony as the “revolving door of chaos,” instigated by raw ambition, scandal, ineptitude and backstabbing by close allies.

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