These leaders carried so much hope for their nations in 1960s but they let us down. And Obote wasn’t a fuckin nationalist!


These leaders carried so much hope for their nations in 1960s but they let us down

These leaders carried so much hope for their nations in 1960s but they let us down

These leaders carried so much hope for their nations in 1960s but they let us down, and that’s why Africa is having all these problems. In the photo, recognize Mwalimu Nyere,Milton Obote,Jomo Kenyatta,Haile sailasie. Behind between Kenyatta is Kaunda,one with A hat is Mobutu,near Haile Sailasie is Bokasa.

As for AM Obote your so called nationalist, his words in the Uganda Herald of 24th April 1952 might help you to show his true credentials. He, the ”nationalist”, was reacting to formation of the UNC. Here went AM Obote the your nationalist:

“I shall be highly obliged if you would allow me space….to express the feelings of young enlightened Semi-Hamites and Nilotes about some of the aims of the congress. Not long ago, Mr Fenner Brockway, MP came to Uganda and concentrated his activities in and around Kampala. He returned to England and gave his version of the “Unification of all tribes in Uganda”….his version is a direct negation of the established traditions of the Semi-Hamites and the Norsemen (Nilotes) and…we are worried about it. It will, therefore, be of great interest to us if the Uganda National Congress will point out exactly what they mean by the “Unification of all tribes in Uganda”….Co-operation with the government is also recommended but we Semi-Hamites and Norsemen of Uganda feel that the congress is aiming at “Self-Government in Uganda,” is hastening and thereby leaving us behind. Because of our present inability to aim so high….it must be pointed out to the congress here and now that with us [Semi-Hamites and Norsemen], the question of questions lies in education and rapid development of African Local Governments…..the height of folly [on Musaazi’s part] is the apparent omission ….of a definite aim to the slogan of “immediate Local Sel-Government in Uganda”

Those are the words of AM Obote, the great nationalist, the father of the nation. As you can see, national self government was none of AM Obote’s business. His was African Local governments! To the Doctor, independence was IK Musaazi’s folly.

You will recall that on 3rd February 1960 British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan made the declaration that, “The wind of change is blowing through this continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.”

By that time, colonial powers had settled for the fact that they had to let go of the colonies. With or without people like AM Obote, the decision had already been reached. But listen to the UPC claiming that Uganda may never have become independent without Mr Obote’s sacrifices!

UPC’s is like the opportunism of a house girl whose tenure as the yaya coincides with the growth phase of the baby when it starts standing. Such a clueless house girl then hollers on and on that if she had not sang the song, “Butengenene, omwana ayimilidde” the baby would never ever have stood!….es[ecially when the baby eventually turns out to be Obama.

Typical housegirlish opportunism is what makes them think that they had a part to play in Uganda’s reversion to the current pseudoliberalism.

OTTO PATRICK

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