By Dr. Edward Kayondo via UAH forum
If I promise you to build a house in ten months, and you come back in eleven months and don’t see any walls or roof, you are right to say that I never kept your promise. In that respect you are right to say that NRM has not kept its promise as promised.
However if you stayed a far and all you looked for was the roof, you might miss the fact that I spent those eleven months laying a foundation and pouring concrete in the land because i found out after making that promise that the swamps go deep and the soil couldn’t hold the house.
So what was the time frame for accomplishing these points? Is NRM as a party still around to continue working on this? Are these points still relevant today as they were thirty years ago? Who is promising any alternative program? Can anyone who come after this president continue where he left other than starting again from scratch? Those are some questions that need to be answered.
You must also be aware of political jargon’s and understand that politics has no weather forecasters. You never know when it will rain or shine, so your plans are always facing bidirectional winds. Not only that there is no agreeable scale to measure progress. When a person tells you that they will bring forth democracy, create a mixed economy, without clearly giving you outcomes or time line to measure his progress from then to today you have a problem because both of you will never agree on how far he is from keeping that promise.
I am not going to score these points one by one but there is a case to make on many of them if you compare them to previous governments. However that is also not a reliable measure because times change and the societies we have now are not what we had before and our expectations now are way more than previous governments have.
To sum it up, NRM has not delivered the glory we were promised yet, but it has set up the necessary adjustments, and created an environment that can make those points a reality if the country continues its call for accountability, participation in political processes and embrace the oath of stability.