Until the beginning of this week, there was much confusion about General Muhoozi Keinerugaba-MK, his strategy and place in politics, and his role in the country’s transition debate. For example, the question has been asked; Why is the MK brand everywhere? What is he doing? Isn’t he breaking the law?
Some, if not most, of these issues have been settled in the minds of most Ugandans, except for a few, for whom the obvious is the hardest pill to swallow! To these, I would like to assure you that the new rebranding initiative welcomes a structured form that you are most likely to embrace, as there seems to be a general perception of the previous unstructured form.
In its new form, the MK brand looks insurmountable and takes its place in the history of Made in Uganda. The MK movement, now the Uganda Patriotic Union can no longer be nipped in the bud as it has blossomed and for every Ugandan, even the skeptics, it is time to reap the benefits of its well developed, well organized, strong and stable Time for political pearls. move!
Hopefully this clears up the previous confusion about what MK is, its agenda and future game plans. Ugandans will soon consign the pretenders to the dustbin of history and move on. You can tell by the way they ditch their hits in search of new songs, which “celebrities” put out within days or weeks. For those who stay, they have to earn it. Applications like a budding breast or a bald patch have proven that it’s here to stay and will only continue to get better. Since MK (now PLU) became mainstream, as he said to those who wish evil, only justice has emerged. All his qualities as a leader and a general were displayed for all to see, and those who followed him in the vain hope of tarnishing him instead worked to make him shine more brightly, and ultimately the people who hoped to gain at the end of the war There was panic among the victorious. With strong leadership from Mzei we would have hit the ceiling and would have gone backwards. As it turns out, this is just the beginning.
For those who were overly worried about President Museveni’s political transition, it was always a matter of time and now it is written clearly in black and white for all to see.
There is no doubt that Mzee looks to be in a very good shape mentally and physically to continue leading the country and I bet he is a sure choice for NRM and Uganda in 2026. His charismatic leadership has earned him recognition over the past five decades. However, it is foreseeable that overseeing the country’s next phase of preparations in his retirement will be paramount.
The President does deserve a special round of applause because he is a true visionary! He is a visionary and that is why Uganda is blessed to take its place not just in East Africa or Africa but in the world. This is no small feat by any standards, and I know that one day he will be the subject of study for the next generation. As a concerned citizen of this great country I would be concerned if the President and Commander-in-Chief of the great UPDF and the President ignored the urgent need for answers for the future but none of us have and our President is not one Caught off guard.
The visionary Head of State, while addressing the NRM Parliamentary Caucus at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi sometime last year, pointed out the weaknesses within the party he leads and was formed over four decades ago. Responding to concerns raised by some MPs, they asked him to comment on the question of who would carry the National Resistance Movement flag in the next polls, Muhouzi himself or General Muhouzi.
General Museveni, in his characteristic wisdom, allayed the fears of the MPs by assuring them that Muhoozi and his group were not working against the Kyadondo-based party, but rather as partners. He also pointed to some weaknesses within the agency that have led to frustration among many of its members seeking new breathing space.
Many noted that the president generally behaved in a manner that suggested he had approved his son’s assignment without special warning and without leaving the NALI podium. In his lengthy speech, Musswe I warned that Muhouzi should be wary of some self-seekers who may want to use his enviable fame to advance their self-centered agenda.
In the above context, one can understand why rebranding is important as it will create a structure for tracking members’ activities and behaviors.
Without wishing to sound like a prophet, I have no better reason to deny that MK and his PLU do represent the future of Uganda.
The author is deputy director of the Rural Credit Committee in Soroti East, Soroti city.
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