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How to breed disobedient citizens

 


If you are a teacher, beat up a student for no apparent reason and then justify the beating by reading aloud the adage “spare the rod and spoil in child”.

If you are a policeman take a young man hostage and accuse him of anything you want to, accuse him of something then extort a few pounds from him.

Little more than a month ago my friend was caught unaware, well a few man walked up to him and immediately set to work, well these men claimed they were officers, at the end of it all he lost two hundred pounds, in broad daylight,

So how exactly do you breed insurgents, This is how it works, the moment common people begin to hate or distaste the people who are supposed to be protecting them, they get bitter, and as much want some sort of revenge for all the suffering they have experienced at the hands of those they are bitter with.

Common people may start to hate the police because the police maybe in the habit of intimidating and extorting money from defenceless people.

While we need to appreciate the work of the police in handling criminals, they is great need to draw the line between harassing a common citizen and keeping order.

Thus those in charge of protecting citizens should handle the common people like delicate bottles of expensive champagne.

`Respect people and they will give you the respect back, and those who abuse citizens in the name of being security agents should be reminded that without the very people, they so abuse they might have never gotten the opportunity be security agents, in other words security operatives are employed because there is me and you to be protected.

If the police mistreat citizens, the citizens start to fear the police as opponents rather than partners in making the society better and so in turn it will become harder for citizen to cooperate with people they view as enemies.

Civil unrest can slowly build up, as the common people seek to address their grievances against law enforcement agents in a destructive manner.

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Lets give a chance to the disabled

Mukasa Lutwama Tom

 

On many occasions, disabled students find a lot of challenges during their academic times and period. This is most common to those who have a physical disability, which in one way or the other forces most of them to leave books to those who are not disabled.

Disabled children face so many challenges, but we can make their lives easier
picture courtesy of http://newhopeuganda.org/category/kasana-childrens-center/

With my personal experience, if it was not the effort of my mother, I would not have been where iam today with my academics. This is because of the various challenges I faced and some of them are; being isolated by my fellow classmates as they thought I was not meant to be with them especially during my primary level, being accused and abused of my lameness, and then failure and finding difficulties to climb upstairs for my classes, among other challenges.

These therefore calls upon the whole community to love, support and encourage the People with Disabilities (PWD’s). A distinction goes to our Director of Student’s Affairs (DOSA), Rev. Milton Tweheyo and the Disability Student’s Association patron, Rev. Henry Katumba, for the effort, love, compassion, guidance and encouragement they have rendered to the disabled students in the UCU community. Also special thanks goes to all my friends who have loved and cooperated with me while am at the university. For all what you have done, my humble prayer is that may God bless the works of your hands.

To sum it up, let’s join our hands together for a common goal of giving a chance to the Disabled children to excel in their academics as they also have a full potential of becoming important citizens in this Nation and the whole world at large.,

The writer Mukasa Lutwama Tom, is a 3rd year student at Uganda Christian University persuing a Bachelors Degree in Child Development and Child Ministry. He is also President of the Disability Student’s Association (DSA) at Uganda Christian University.

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