While Uganda's major problem today is President Museveni and his policies which are putting the country is a terrible ditch, it is unfortunate the infrastructure created by his overstay in power. Many schools have the wrong teachers given that qualified teachers get peanuts and would be hawkers are taking on the teaching in some schools as a number of children are unable to go to school, a big shame for the Government at this moment of development and modernization.
I have been shocked though not surprised this morning to hear a Nursery School teacher guide wrongly the children in the Lord's Prayer. She said with emphasis "... Lead us into temptation..." I could not believe that I heard her right, but she repeated the same! This is how far Uganda has sank. There are no worthy systems to check such teachers, as the money that would help such efforts is corruptly stolen as those in power create empires for themselves out of the tax payer money and donor funds as well as loans procured to see development. The outcome is deteriorating education for the children.
The fruits of dictatorship and the much love for one's welfare as opposed to the welfare of the majority has left Uganda in a sorry state courtesy of Museveni's long stay and "I know it all attitude!"
It is only God who will turn events around in Uganda.
William Kituuka Kiwanuka
THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
[The 1928 BCP adds:
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.]