Former Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Dr. Miria Matembe has asked Ugandans to repent to God over their sins and ensure that they change the behaviors of other members of the public if they want to see president Museveni out of power.
Matembe made the remarks as different leaders across the country met for a national conference on development organised by the National Economic Empowerment Dialogue(NEED), an organisation headed by former presidential candidate Joseph Kabuleta. The dialogue is aimed at discussing ways of improving Uganda’s economy.
Speaking at the event, Matembe said that change of leadership in Uganda can only be attained if Ugandans turn to God with sincerity and ensure they seek forgiveness which she thinks could be one of the ways that can lead Ugandans to the promise land.
“Before advocating for a change of governance, make sure you are clean. Repent to God and clean your heart, then change others,” said Matembe,adding that the solution to the change of leadership in this country is prayers.
Matembe emphasised that Ugandans have to stand their grounds and not to fear but have faith because it will make them win and get liberated from this regime which she alleged has tormented Ugandans for over 30 years.
“Once we unite, we can take over this country and be a great country. We vote the wrong people as our leaders and then come out and complain that nothing is being developed or done for us. Let this stop and let’s repent to God,” she said.
Other development advocates from different parts of the country called on the government to put the needs of ordinary Ugandans first while seeking to transform the country’s economy.
Imam Idd Kasozi, Muslim scholar and political analyst, said God can never change the state of a group of people until the people change their mindset.
Kasozi explained that the country’s education system is very poor and unfavorable for this generation, adding that the “big gap” created must be fixed as soon as possible before the situation goes out of hand.
“The majority of the youths are rather going through school rather than going to school, there’s a big need for this education system reshuffled,” he said.