Are we politically mature or backward?
Posted Thursday, October 10 2013 at 01:00
As we celebrate 51 years of independence, one never fails to ponder about our political history alongside the political-path ahead besides, the way-forward for us, as a nation. Undoubtedly, we remain a ‘fragile’ nation that needs to strengthen its political system and/or formulate strong political structures.
For Uganda to be characterised as politically mature or backward requires the comprehension of the institutional framework alongside the political environment and system in-place. The relationships between the institutions, political norms and rules instilled in the constitution play a significant role in the political maturity of any nation.
A strong political system is characterised by the manner in which it ensures order and sanity within society in addition to making it possible for other equally purposed institutions to express their grievances and complaints in the course of social existence.
The current political environment and the strength of our politics remain arguable depending on the political affiliation. Uganda remains our nation and we must fulfil our rights within this beloved nation by ensuing political maturity amidst the global challenges.
Alexander M Ndiku