The year 2011 has been remarkable in very many ways. Let us look back:
On 25th January, the Egyptians decided they had had enough of Hosni Mubarak. Even with the fall of Hosni, they are still revolting to date.
On 15th February, the Libyans saw that their neighbors in Egypt had done something great and followed suit. Thus began the protests against the then leader Muammar Gaddafi. The EU and NATO were pretty interested in this war. Maybe the oil had something to do with it? While Hosni Mubarak is still languishing in jail, Muammar died at the hands of the opposition on 20th October after 8 months of intense fighting.
After 6 months of intense campaigns from the 8 candidates, Uganda had an opportunity to decide who will be the president for the next 5 years. As usual, the incumbent took the lead and the opposition cried foul. The opposition cited vote rigging, ballot stuffing among other election malpractice.
In any case, HE. YK Museveni promised to eat the opposition like “sumbusa”
In 2011, the Ugandan Parliament saw the incoming of a number of young representatives like Hon. Gerald Karuhanga.
The new Kampala City Executive Director is a woman with a mission. The mission is to bring back sanity to Kampala city. With her kind of zeal, we shall soon have a city with no potholes, no floods, no dust and no street vendors who were the first to be evicted.
In the last half of 2011, we have experience heavy rains that have left untold destruction in form of floods and mudslides in the Eastern part of the country. These claimed lots of innocent lives.
– On 25th September, the world woke up to the untimely death of Prof. Wangari Maathai. In her own words; ““All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.” May she rest in peace.
– On 5th October, Mr. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Inc. succumbed to pancreatic cancer. May he rest in peace.
We pray for those who lost their lives in this year. May the Lord grant them eternal peace.
The Uganda Cranes still failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations. The highly anticipated match between the Cranes and Kenya’s Harambee’s Stars ended in a goalless draw.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!