I greet you in Yumbe and Kaabong, in Hoima
and Busia, in Bushenyi and Kamuli and in every
household that sits on this favoured land. I greet
you in neighbouring Kenya and Rwanda, and in
far away Beijing, London and Boston.
Wherever you are, we need to look to the future.
This is the task that what we, The Democratic
Alliance (Uganda), have undertaken in the last few
months whilst putting together this manifesto.
But this is not something only our leaders must
consider, it is also our task as Ugandans. It is
the duty that each of us as citizens owe to our
children and grandchildren, to the children of our
neighbours, to our respective communities and
to the generations to come.
Uganda at 53 years of age has come a long
way from the time when Africa was a continent
of kingdoms and self-governing nations, clans
and kinsfolk. In these 53 years we have known
violence, terror and death. But we have also
learned that it is possible to have peace, calm
and longer life. And although we, as a country,
are not where we want to be, it is important to
recognise that our former presidents have, in
their own ways, contributed to our advancement
as a nation. Still, the time has come to take this
country in a new direction.
It is time to mature. Read the full speech here