Dear Uncle M7, it is 9th October, 2012
It is not my birthday, not my parents’ wedding anniversary, yet I beam with lots of Joy.
I have religiously been looking forward to this day since I was born. It is the 50th Independence anniversary of a great and beautiful Nation- Uganda.
Exactly 50years ago, this humble Nation received the power of self-governance from our colonial masters.
I would like to bring to your attention that today we remember Five decades of great development alongside numerous social ills.
We celebrate eight presidents not forgetting the incumbent (you) being in power for over 25years. If you are a good mathematician you know what I am talking about.
We exalt the Northern by Pass but not without mentioning the numerous potholed roads in Kampala and other roads.
We jubilate national patriotism regardless of whether Uganda ‘Cranes’ loses or fails to qualify for the African Cup of Nations. World Cup will be a matter of the future.
We are happy for UPE (bonna basome) but not forgetting how our children become academic dwarfs from UPE schools.
We appreciate the freedom of expression and free movement, but it remains true that opposition leaders are abstained from this right.
We are happy for the police keeping Law and order but we cannot forget the numerous times Besigye and I have eaten and constantly fed on teargas.
And, oh please! We cannot forget Arinaitwe, the man who broke Besigye’s window with a hummer and sprayed pepper that got the dude (Besigye) almost blind.
But of course we cannot forget Kiprotich and the Gold medal as we celebrate 50years, but we know he may be stale news like Inzikuru so soon.
And we cannot forget that we have never seen Kony but we have heard of him since we were born.
Most importantly we cannot forget that Mzee, you have taken so long in power, I want to see another president.
Lastly, I will be honoured if you hosted me for further discussions.
Caution: I am a child of 1988.
Yours Truly in love with Uganda
Trudy Tumusiime Uwitware.