Dear Grandpa 👴
I got overwhelming feedback from my last letter to you especially from the stubborn Bazukulu, am pretty sure if they all learn to communicate and dialogue we shall all live in harmony. Most of our differences as Bazukulu can be solved through constructive dialogue.
Jajja I want us to talk about crime today and why it’s predominantly Bazukulu involved. Crime is a pandemic that is fast taking over Uganda today. Opportunists always take advantage of Ugandans who are seemingly hurt to hurt others. It’s very clear that hurt people easily hurt others, this was very evident in the Arua municipality election, and these innocent Ugandans who were still hurt by the loss of Colonel Ibrahim Abiriga were used by selfishly motivated individuals to hurt others.
Grandpa today we shall dwell on advising Bazukulu on how they can ably close up some of the loopholes in their lives that enable opportunists to use them. These have studied Bazukulu and know issues that emotionally affect them and such issues provide a weak link for penetration.
Bazukulu, participating in crime or these violent political riots has only short term gains. Involving or starting such riots will only add blemishes on your lives and this may greatly affect you in the future.
Why should Bazukulu destroy their own communities in such senseless violent demonstrations? Why should we young people let selfish individuals take advantage of us? No amount of anger and frustration should lead us into these devils traps. Such riots as the ones Bazukulu have been mobilised to participate in lead to a very destructive backlash, why should we be sent to burn our roads, why should be destroy people’s businesses, why should we be tempted to have battles with armed security personnel, “above all why should any politician tempt Bazukulu to attack a Presidential convoy”? We should be patient enough and not let anyone use us.
These politicians are using us Bazukulu to achieve their selfish motives, once they ably succeed these will move on and never look back. If this sounds like a lie take time off and visit prison facilities and see how many Bazukulu have been victims these merciless politicians. After using you, it’s funny that they will now leave you at the mercy of the state. They will only be involved where they can make “news”, once you are sentenced and taken to prison only your family members will be by your side and not any of them.
Imagine the innocent Bazukulu who have lost lives because of these opposition fellas, imagine the pain their families have to deal with. Trust me these politicians will promise heaven on earth to the families of the victims but alas little or nothing at all will materialize.
As these users continue charming most of the Bazukulu, when we stand out to talk, those under the spell will be quick to insult us but fortunately over time most of these Bazukulu under the people power spell will realize we were sounding a genuine warning though by then it will have taken them time to figure out.
Grandpa I was thinking over the current fracas and realized that imprisoning these stubborn Bazukulu is an ineffective response to the current social unrest because those who lead them are not/never willing to rescue them and as our Grandpa who has showed immense love to the grand children you cannot just look on and isolate your Bazukulu even if they proved stubborn. I have known you as a forgiving Jajja therefore lets workout means of helping these stubborn grandchildren. If we sit and devise means of investing in the Bazukulu, I have no doubt it would be cheaper and humane.
The Bazukulu who have not been helped to live differently like those in the slum areas (Ghetto) are now the softest target for opportunists.
The gap between the unattainable dreams of the Bazukulu and their hopeless reality generates extreme behaviour. Some Bazukulu have chosen to live without hope and have since given a soft back for these political criminals to ride on.
Grandpa we need to invest in the interventions that give all Bazukulu emotional stability, hope and opportunities. Uganda has a lot of opportunities especially for the young people but there is no guaranteed information link between these Bazukulu and those with opportunities.
One of the possible solutions is through ICT, this can be used as an avenue for job creation and can greatly help tackle unemployment especially to the millions of Bazukulu who buy internet bundles and pay tax to just gossip on social media. It would be logical if we wasted most of this energy on internet engines searching for possible job opportunities around us.
If we create more online employment market places, we can help an estimated 2 million unemployed Bazukulu using internet find jobs both locally and internationally. Such services should be made more accessible and inclusive especially to low income communities.
Jajja I want to welcome you back from Tororo where you commissioned Simba Cement Factory though media houses didn’t give this considerable coverage.
If these noisy politicians focused more on maintaining a peaceful Uganda, Creating such a conducive environment for investors problems such as an employment would steadily be addressed but they have rather chosen to politic their entire life. Never do they come up with solutions to problems affecting our mother Uganda. They are just part of the problem.
The local area leadership in Tororo should link the unemployed Bazukulu in the area to all available opportunities in the factory.
For God and My Country
De facto leader of Bazukulu.