The priorities for the NRM Government are indeed upside down! It is moment in time, Government can think about sinking shs 250bn into the phone tapping law, when the Civil Servants cannot get the smallest increment in their badly eroded income! Much of service delivery is just in sorry state. The NRM Government today can be equated to those fellows who were constructing a wall to heaven and all of a sudden they could not communicate as each could not understand the others language and communication was cut off. The NRM leadership imagines they are at liberty to come up with whatever they wish and implement whether the people they are supposed to cater for get impoverished. But time will come and their era will be history.
The phone tapping they are implementing has disastrous consequences for the people in Uganda, and you can be sure more people are to die as those involved in phone trapping are likely to take advantage of following up people with money as they will know the movements. Already this trend seems to be on.
Those of us using the Internet are already at the mercy of those following up our emails. I can put money on a modem and in a trickle of an eye all of it is consumed, thanks to those monitoring our email communications. In some instances, you try to access a website or page and the Internet connection is cut off! These things will not take the NRM far, soon or later they will pay a big price.
You can talk of National security, but surely, how was the NRM able to complete 27 or so years in power? Were phones not there? Why get consumed in International politics when the country has no ability? It does not make sense to always tell people that infrastructure has to be priority as the workers have to eat and manage their affairs, meanwhile Government is making expenditures that could be avoided. Much of the infrastructure the President is talking about has over 85% of its financing contributed to by organizations that are external which give us the loans. That is the reason the country has an external debt of US $3.8bn or Shs 9.5 trillion. Where does the so many billions or trillions of shillings generated locally go? Is it to the much sang corruption?
Uganda under President Museveni is indeed a sad story, only God can rescue his people.