Some persons are simply fortunate; and Mr Museveni is one such fortunate man. Are you able to think about the petition difficult his re-election has been withdrawn from the Supreme Court docket of Uganda? And may you think about the well-known meri ennwanyi (warship) has additionally been withdrawn from Mombasa?
Pricey reader, with the meri and courtroom petition off the desk, the State equipment has no choice however to facilitate Mr Museveni to kind the subsequent authorities after swearing some day in Could. And all of us could know, he wants a gaggle of individuals to whom he’ll delegate the Government powers and authority of the President. He wants a Cupboard for 2021 to 2026.
Elected leaders (as Mr Museveni is one such) have a tendency to select individuals with whom they share political ideology (events). In Africa, the pure and natural ideology is group, religion and political celebration (in that order of significance?).
These usually are not unusual or new to him – for Mr Museveni is a veteran African chief, who has been there, accomplished that and returned to inform the story.
Nonetheless, the problem for Mr Museveni in his balancing-act of forming his subsequent Cupboard derives from the voting patterns within the final elections.
Buganda or central area, from which Mr Museveni has loved loyal assist since 1996, returned Opposition MPs. As a area, Buganda voted in opposition to the NRM by returning Opposition MPs. Whether or not it was a protest vote or a resistance vote, the problem Mr Museveni faces now’s: How does he attain out to the Baganda group?
The NRM’s loss in Buagnda has been defined or blamed on a nationwide demographic consciousness (or constituency) known as the youth. What administrative or political devices can he ship to appease this offended constituency known as the youth?
I’ve been an everyday customer in Kasese since June final 12 months.
And I’ve virtually taken everlasting resident in Kasese since January 14 (polling day). Throughout my keep in Kasese, I odor a whiff of expectations from Mr Museveni. Now that NRM’s electoral fortunes in Kasese have improved, some persons are even ‘rumouring’ that Kasese ought to (could) get three ministerial positions.
And if Museveni had been to rent me as a advisor, I’d advise that such ministers and ministers of state from Kasese ought to possess the capabilities to hold out group mobilisation geared toward nationwide consciousness. It shouldn’t be these whose curiosity of their house districts is to test on their constructing (and different undertaking) websites. One could say that appointments primarily based on such standards wouldn’t construct the nation.
I might also say, if the success story of rural electrification couldn’t carry within the vote and group assist, what else does Museveni have in his repertoire? Solely political appointments. The one factor we demand is that these political appointments ought to add worth to the welfare of Ugandans.
Some persons are asking me to make use of my witchcraft to foretell who would make it to the subsequent Cupboard. In Kasese, some persons are even proposing names for what they suppose could possibly be the three slots for ministerial appointments. I even have my selection of individuals from Kasese I want to be appointed as Cupboard ministers. Since I’m not the appointing authority, I’ll maintain my record to myself; only a want, you realize.
In any other case if Mr Museveni appointed me as a advisor, I’d advise him to kind a Cupboard that displays the projected political dynamics of 2026.
Reality to inform, Ugandans can have probably the most sophisticated elections in 2026. We anticipate a raft of constitutional amendments to feed into the political dynamics of the subsequent electoral cycle.
Mr Bisiika is the chief editor of the East African Flagpost. email@example.com