Where art thou love?
OPEN LOVE LETTER TO NO ONE
Since everyone is into the the habit of writing open letters to Museveni, I am also writing an open love letter to all politicians who will need my vote in future.
If I can only get a politician who promises to fix our public transport and ease the way in which we travel and time we spend on the road, I will vote him even if he touches it. Actually, I promise to give you 2 ticks on the ballot plus a thumb print. The issue is not even delivering but promising alone will give me “psychological comfort” like Bobi Wine’s exchanges with Museveni as Andrew Mwenda chose to call it.
A person would wonder how I juggle between social media, work and study but the truth is, most of my Facebook posts happen when am commuting between my two workstations which are 10 miles apart but take me close to an hour to connect.
All the funny posts about the NRM are normally typed between Kampala and Mbale. I have got into a habit of typing stuff and keeping it while contemplating whether to share or not. I get that ample time whenever I am traveling around Uganda. Bundled in an overcrowded bus, it takes a Mugisu 10 – 12 hours commuting to and from Kampala; I don’t about other tribes. This is a full day wasted when a Ugandan is purely unproductive. Multiply those hours by the number of times you travel to Kampala every month then multiply it by the 67 passengers on the bus and still again multiply it by the number of busses that trek Mbale route.
You will then realise that in Uganda, we waste close to a million hours seated in the metallic horse everyday. These busses and matatus sometimes never reach their destiny without breaking a neck or killing a couple of passengers.
So every time NRM feels like they need to suppress my ideas, they should think of making a train that links Mbale to Kampala to offer me comfort and timely travels. And mind you not to remind me about wherever far you came from because I am not comparing you with 1980, I am comparing you to Ethiopia.
Ugandans and especially youth are not stupid to be fooled about how hard it was to build the nation from scratch because these rail lines were working, they only got run down recently, same as the Uganda Airlines.
Talking of Uganda Airlines, have people from Arua started using the Airline? I remember government promising to restore Uganda Airlines by August and Span dared them to be the first to fly a plane of one wing. I think Mr Nathan Span was right because before August we saw the president launching Yellow tricycles in Gayaza.