Mountains of the Moon University Chancellor Prof. Edward Rugumayo has said that in any human society, leadership must have a careful calibrated programme of succession.
Rugumayo, also a member of the National Resistance Movement Historical Leaders Forum while speaking at The National Resistance Movement Intergenerational Dialogue at Imperial Royale Hotel yesterday evening noted that succession makes human development possible and without it the human race collapses.
“When we talk of humanity, remember, we are talking about principles of succession built on different levels. This succession makes human development possible and demands connection between generations,” Rugumayo said.
He argued that human problems which become increasingly complex each day can’t be solved by one generation but by succession of generations that follow, and this is the reason why The Generation NRM (youth) must succeed current leadership of NRM.
For this to be possible, Prof Rugumayo said that NRM must work out a systematic policy programme to identity educate, train, deploy, supervise, mentor, monitor, evaluate and examine NRM cadres in their hundreds and thousands. He however challenged cadres to be exemplary.
“Such cadres, wherever they are, should be exemplary in every aspect of leadership. They must go through all the steps of civil service, army and police, commerce and industry to reach the top,” he said.
Mr. Magode Ikuya also a member of the NRM historical leaders’ forum said that the party deploys according to ability. “Ever seen any old person play football for the country? He asked.
He challenged youth to be up to the task since leadership role they want to play will be according to standard and not age.
Dr. Kenneth Omona said that though Poverty and unemployment are the challenges of our time, young people should avoid being taken advantage of.