By Emmanuel Omona PaOkech
The former leader of the opposition in the 9th parliament, Prof Ogenga Latigo has called on the leaders and the general population to stop lamenting over what happened in the last 50 years, but focus on the future.
Prof Latigo made the call today during a public dialogue meeting of the 6th annual Beyond Juba Distinguished Lecture series under the theme: “Uganda at 50. The Unfinished Business?”
He says, for development to be attained in the next 50 years, there’s need for the leaders to accept their mistakes and work towards correcting them.
Ogenga says, focusing at the past will be wastage of time and diversionary given what the entire greater north has gone through.
The professor who also reckoned several political waves since Uganda attained independence said, the same still exist today.
He said that there’s need particularly to redefine Uganda’s political system like the non-suppression of the people during elections, create awareness in the public on how best they can hold their leaders accountable and create a strong linkage between the executive and the parliament without the suppression of each other.