By Mayimuna Nabagereka
Indians in all East African countries have gone back to their old ways: discriminating against black people in almost everything, and this needs to stop.Indians still look at Africans as of less value to the country than them.Is it an unofficial policy for the government of Uganda to pay back the Asian community for the wrongs apparently done to them during the Idi Amin mayhem? Some of them think they are owed that much.
My view is there is no enough integration between the African and Asian (read: Indian) communities since the latter have taken long term refuge in the city centre at the expense of the former.
In Tanzania, for instance,I know of one 26 houses block in Upanga where only two families were African. This issue is serious: in some of the new apartment blocks I was told by informed individuals that they are for ‘Asians only’ (by Asians themselves.) It is easier for a new immigrant, many of them illegal, from Pakistan or India, to be accommodated in these compounds than natives. To make things interesting, someone should ruffle up the feathers a little bit.
The solution is simple: they either accept to be fully Ugandans and integrate with us or we get another Idi Amin to ship them out of the country.