UGANDA AGENDA 2021
KIWANUKA KITUUKA UGANDA AGENDA 2021
This Agenda is to be based on:
UNITY OF UGANDANS IN A FEDERATED ARRANGEMENT IN AN ASSOCIATION ARRANGEMENT WITH ALL CATEGORIES OF WORKERS INCLUSIVE WITH THE INCORPORATION OF COMMUNITY DRIVEN INITIATIVES AS ITS PILLARS.
The idea is to unite Ugandans as workers who are aiming at making decent lives. This is against the background that majority of Uganda workers are less productive, with reasons among others: the bad and un-conducive political climate; poor and unworthy returns to work; poor training; lack of skills and motivation and the loss of hope given the prevailing political circumstances.
Uganda has degenerated to where it is due to:
1. Corruption which has become institutionalized and continues to eat away the resources that would boost the economic pillars or growth and eventual development;
2. The patronage by the Museveni NRM Government, where resources that would go to the betterment of the welfare of the masses go into benefitting a handful as well as into administrative expenditures which are not directly productive;
3. The Museveni Government policies that have failed to boost the agricultural sector on which the biggest part of the population directly as well as indirectly depends;
4. Poor training of manpower later on motivation of workers which leads to brain drain and poor productivity of those in employment more so by Government;
5. The lack of proper monitoring of resources both tax revenues and the donor driven programmes. The Auditor General has excelled at reporting the loss of funds instead of having his office intervene to avoid this loss;
6. The sub- division of the country into over 100 districts has simply rewarded the politicians at the expense of service delivery, hence the would be community initiatives are not facilitated yet these would be so beneficial in the development of the people.
Kiwanuka Kituuka is coming up with the initiative off Uganda Agenda 2021 following the frustration he has suffered under the Museveni Government twice; that is in 2010 and 2014 & 2015 when fundraising efforts made have been frustrated by the Government intervention such that NO funds have come directly to him after the appeals. He would be one of the contesting Presidential candidates for 2016 if it were not for the Museveni Government machinery intervention.
He would like to start mobilization of the people of Uganda under a well-organized arrangement in an Association (which will give each one opportunity to remain within his/her political party), but work to see transition of the country into a better governed undertaking with the objectives as stability in a Federated arrangement with all workers productive to see to better wealth creation hence strategies to see to employment generation starting with a boost to the agricultural sector which is the main stay of the economy, and without whose boost, poverty alleviation remains a dream.
By the 5th year from now November 2015, we should be having workers in Uganda who appreciate that they can be the pillars of a better organized Government that may be elected in 2021, and that they could be the pillars o that Government without having to move from their political parties. We would like to see Uganda get to evolve into an International Business Hub, which is impossible under the current Governance or a non-properly thought out alternative. We should then aim at a Uganda that will:
Make strides to become a leading tourist destination in the world;
ii. Become an enhanced investment destination after harmonization of utility costs to suit competitive business undertakings, not forgetting the availability of skilled, semi – skilled, unskilled labour, the availability of the land resource to mention a few;
iii. Attract innovations and scientific skills;
iv. Evolve into an Education Hub that will welcome all knowledge seekers and givers;
v. Become a growing real and potential market for goods and services;
vi. Increase production levels, productivity and variety will boost the export market and hence benefit investors that will be involved;
vii. Boost enterprises in financial services hence make a big kill as the country has about 62% of the population unserved by any kind of financial institution. Uganda suffers from a low saving rate, low levels of lending, all of which will be taped into by potential investors who will take advantage of the incentives created.
viii. End up with good climatic conditions as well as a politically stable environment anticipated due to consensus which will rule in decision making, all within a liberalized economic set up awaits all to take advantage of.
GIVEN THE FRUSTRATION OF MAJORITY O UGANDANS, THE PRAYER IS THAT INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT WILL BE REALIZED TO SEE UGANDA AGENDA 2021 A REALITY.
The projected activities indicated below will be the centre of focus of this organization, and when funding to see them off is realized, and spread out throughout the country, then the people will be incorporated into an infrastructure that will be to see to promotion of better governance and improved livelihood across the board. And, when the political aspect is eventually focused on at the right time, the participants will be integrated into the structures for the ideal and desired governance that should see Uganda change for the better for all.
WHAT IS TO BE DONE
Reach out to professional categories of workers, that is: Teachers, Health workers, Social workers, to mention a few.
i. Organize seminars to discuss the ethics aspects of the various work categories and how they can cope.
ii. Organize workshops on how to improve on income by incorporating alternative income generating aspects.
iii. Discussion forums on how to improve/upgrade the professionalism of these workers.
Mobilize the peasant farmers for better focused production.
i. Get Agricultural Extension workers facilitated to reach-out to peasant farmers focusing on the potential (agriculturally) of each locality. Where possible, open Demonstration farms, so that farmers can copy /duplicate innovations as practiced on the demonstration.
ii. Establish schemes through which peasant farmers can be helped with plant materials and farm implements and pesticides on credit.
iii. Helping with monitoring quality of Agricultural produce handling and storage.
iv. Help with markets’ identification and collective marketing.
Mobilize those without skills (women/youth) and help them in skill training.
i. Identify women, youth who have no skills for income generation;
ii. Design ideal training modalities in vocational skills for those without skill;
iii. When possible help with tools to start work on credit.
Identify categories of people in need of Social Workers’ attention.
i. Identify needy people more so children and see how to support them for a living and eventual working life under community arrangement.
ii. Identify the elderly with need for support and then design strategies to better their lives.
iii. Identify all with need for socio – support including those who are terminally sick.
Promotion of networking locally and internationally.
i. Publicity of the organization objectives.
ii. Resource mobilization to be able to implement the projected activities.
iii. Slowly open branches of the organization as capacity is realized.