The First Lady of Uganda Janet Kataaha Museveni has condemned Ugandans who have made it a tendency to profit from unjust gain saying that they are heaping problems and curses to their families and themselves.
In her communiqué titled “Letter to all Ugandan children who call me Mama by choice”, Mrs. Museveni said greedy and self-centred people are the reason why Africa and Uganda specifically is still lagging behind when it comes to development.
“Can you imagine a home that is built with embezzled government funds earmarked for establishing a community school or hospital? You have denied that community a basic need and put your personal needs above those of others,” she said.
“You may succeed in hiding your wrongdoing and may even be well regarded by friends and colleagues, who share your mindset, but ultimately we have one Judge who sees and knows all and nothing is hidden from His sight. He is the One who blesses or withholds blessing and therefore we should not delude ourselves.”
The Minister of Education and Sports also noted that Africans greatest obstacles are internal rather than external that will not be won through money or donors but by sustained and prevailing prayer.
“Our weaknesses are our own petty and selfish differences. The magnifying of small differences and totally obscuring the many ties that bind us and our historical, cultural and spiritual interests. All that is sacrificed on the altar of personal ambition and ego and the thirst for unjust gain. My prayer is that in this time, Uganda will break out of that vicious cycle and choose another path, the path of doing good, to build our nation by being and doing the best.”
“My heart’s cry is also going out to parents who are praying for the soul of our country and the future of our children. Parents who understand that the battle we are facing will be won on our knees in prayer.”