Uganda @ 50: Where are we going?

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Uganda has been celebrating 50 years of bittersweet independence which culminated in exorbitant festivities on Tuesday, 9 October 2012, that cost 21 billion shillings (8 million dollars.)

The bill was paid for with money that was readily available for a one-day event but has not been available for vital sectors like health, education and agriculture among others.

So when we reminisced about the past and saw a rewriting of our history, I chose to celebrate the everyday Ugandan who struggles to make a living and still has hope. I chose to celebrate the resilience we show each day.

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