UGANDA: Trump was right – Justice Forum youth leader
Jeema youth leader confirms Uganda’s shithole status:
TRUMP WAS RIGHT
WHERE THE SICK MUST WAIT FOR THE PRESIDENT TO PASS
By Kennedy Muhindi
In the recent past, there were quite a number of commentary about Trump and shit-hole countries. On reading these I quickly updated my WhatsApp status to: “I hate TRUMP”. This was a surprise to people in my circles because from the start I had supported TRUMP for POTUS.
Today evening, as I stepped out of Pioneer Easy Bus on my way back home from work, I heard sirens. It was an ambulance from AAR Bweyogerere branch, immediately the traffic Officer at the junction stopped all vehicles and motorcycles. I nodded in approval and happiness. If I was not exhausted by the 3 hours I spent in traffic, I would have shouted, “Bakuwe kyonywa Officer”. (Order any drink on me officer).
That was a true demonstration of order and rule of law. Seconds later, I realize that the Ambulance too had been stopped, before I could figure out why, I heard sirens as far as Kazinga (about 1 km) away. It was the president’s convoy. We had to wait for close to 25 vehicles to pass, all hooting as if there was anything interrupting them, but I realized it was just a projection of power.
Imagine the gentleman or lady, child or pregnant mum who was being rushed to a bigger hospital and had to wait for the president’s convoy to pass.
Could the presidents vehicle’s wait for 10 seconds to save a life? Should the sick be waiting for the president?
How about the hospital the patient was referred to, do you think it’s a government hospital that me and you pay tax to be maintained and improved? If NO why do we pay tax?
In countries that aren’t Shitholes, patients are referred from private to public hospitals. I am sure you know the case in Shit-hole countries because you are in one and trump was right!
Writer is Youth Leader Justice Forum (JEEMA) @kennym_ug