Kaheru, are people with toilets questioning Akon’s project?


Author: James William Mugeni

By James William Mugenyi | on Kaheru & Akon

President Museveni has often threatened people who are against investment. He calls them enemies of the State. So, what’s a State without its people?

Tororo – 9, April 2021: People like Simon Kaheru are taking ordinary Ugandans as cheap, useless and weak. My brother should know that Ugandans, rich or poor should be given same (equal) opportunity to decide on what’s good for them.

Unfortunately, some Ugandans like Kaheru have a belief that this country is absolutely theirs, and that any investor; local or foreign should start his or investments without concerns from the ordinary Ugandans – many of whom, like he says, ‘don’t have toilets at their homes’.

The words he chose to use are commonly used by thieves. We may not have toilets, have no means of a better life but we own land that you and your group want to use. We are interested in the ‘clauses’ that government will put in the agreement with Akon, if any.

We are aware of our government that consists of thieves (for lack of a better word).

Again, what Kaheru said or emphasized in his opinion published few days ago is exactly the ‘language of thieves’. They get people in the names of investors to degrade indeginous people in terms of capacity.

Yes. We have no toilets but we have lands and as a people, all our wealth is in it. You have an investment idea and it’s our land you are targeting then be ready to discuss with us.

Akon comes from a civilised country – USA and he knows that you just don’t fly into another country (even when majority of her citizens have no toilets) and boom you get one square mile (about 600 acres of land). There are issues people; elites or ordinary must sort out.

Are people with toilets questioning Akon’s project? Yes. Unfortunately, because they are working in government, they are opposition, they are in civil society organization, for now they are quite but about to start talking.

I am one person who owns a toilet, and I  am here talking while they join me. You, Kaheru, I want to believe you own one and you spoke, but why arrogantly and shamelessly?

We from Tororo are classified as poor as per the poverty indicators. We are second after Karamoja.

Have anyone told you we have systematically been degraded to that level because of our own government?

Nobody tells the world that every house in Uganda is built with Tororo cement, that every road in Uganda is built or rehabilitated with Tororo cement.

At 57 years today, I was born in Tororo and found people mining cement yet we are still desitutes.

President Museveni has often threatened people who are against investment. He calls them enemies of the State. So, what’s a State without its people?

As a country, we seem to have hit bottom low now. Who is Akon?

The writer is a certified public speaker based in Iowa, United States of America.


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