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Celebrating 59 Years Of Independence, Are We independent?

Celebrating 59 Years Of Independence, Are We independent?

Today Uganda is celebrating 59 years of Independence but are we independent? This is a question that many don’t want to answer.

In 1962, on 9th October, Ugandans were very excited to finally have power to themselves. The British officially handed over authority to the Ugandans.

However, for a long time now, very many Ugandans, especially politicians have said there is no independence in Uganda.

Some opposition supporters woke up to ask Ugandans what they are celebrating in a country that has no freedom.

According to them the fact that some of their members are in prison and even denied bail is not independence at all.

“It’s funny how we celebrate independence in a country with no freedom and where our rights are a luxury for a few,” a one unemployed youth wrote.

Up to now, access to Facebook is still not there legally. Since the shut down of social media during elections, Facebook has not been on. Those who use it, use it illegally via VPNs.

The last time Museveni talked about it, he said people should forget about Facebook as the government prepares to open their own social media platform.

This according to many people is over stepping the rights of the people.

However, we really can’t deny the fact that the freedom we enjoy now is not comparable to the slavery before 1962. This is worth celebrating though it’s a work in progress.

There are so many reasons for us to celebrate today as we wait for what we think or say we don’t have.

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