The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has called upon the youth to always embrace a positive work ethic as the only path to success.
Mayiga made the remarks while speaking at the 7th Edition of the “Meet the Boss”.
He advised the youth not to measure development in terms of physical infrastructure but also in the wellbeing and productiveness of the country’s population.
He added that he is always impressed by the ideas of the young people who are creative and innovative.
He urged the youth not to fear trying new ideas because failure is part of success and one can only identify his or her mistakes through making mistakes.
“I am impressed by young people who come up with ideas. I am impressed by young people who try ideas without fear of failure. I am impressed by young people who are willing to bend their backs and scoop that with sweat dripping down their faces in order to earn a living,” he said.
He noted it is good to always draw inspiration from the people around us because these are people who you can always see, perhaps meet to share experience.
He stated that it’s also okay for young people to seek inspiration from outside people like Barack Obama, Cristiano Ronaldo among others but the challenge is that it is not easy to meet and share their ideas and experience with them.
“I always advice that we should seek inspiration from people near or around us that is what I always advise, it’s okay to have Mark Zuckerberg (chief executive officer of Facebook) or Barack Obama (former US president) or Jay-Z (American Rapper) or Cristiano Ronaldo (Portuguese footballer) as your inspiration that is okay but you are not likely to meet them, ”he said.
He noted that Africa has an appetite for investors, dams, industries and big projects but those are not signs for development as many people may think.
“This is my opinion. The starting point should be the ordinary people by enabling them to earn whatever little they may realize from their seemly humble traits. Eventually these little earning will stimulate their consumption and the resulting demand will create the need for industries,” he said.