Mr. Nagenda, Praise the Lord. I thank God for granting me an opportunity to visit Namutamba after some years. However, when I got there, I wondered whether you have really helped the people of Namutamba. For what you may have been able to do, thank God for it, but given the Presidential Advisor you are, it is a drop in the ocean. Namutamba is a shame. It is true some people have contributed to making it a shame it is, but then you should have done better. Mr. Nagenda Sir, I left the Demonstration School after my PLE in 1973, but the road to Namutamba was not what it is now! I was shocked to find that it requires a four wheel drive for one to pass well opposite your tea factory. Mr. Nagenda Sir, this by any standards is unacceptable. You are aware that the Estate you bought from the Lea Wilson's in or around 1972 was the basis for the living of many people and it is really sad to find that the factory is not in production. Given your contacts in Government and elsewhere really could you decide to leave this entity to the decay it is today? Where is the popular Namutamba Tea? This Government is your darling, but given the investor you are; how do you decide to relax in Kampala as the estate is run down to the level it is? Mr. Nagenda can you really have the courage to take journalists to Namutamba and proudly show them your family empire? What is amiss?
Mr. Nagenda it is time we leave politicking which does not help us and get to issues. By the time you taught at Namutamba Dem School prior to joining Makerere University, it is possible that over 70% of the children in the school were depending on the Lea Wilson Estate for a livelihood. Majority of those I studied with at the Dem school belong to that category, how do you decide to leave the people of Namutamba die of poverty when that estate could employ hundreds? Some of the returns to your advice to the President should be your capacity to negotiate issues of poverty where your family estate could bail out hundreds. It was sad for me to see cattle in your paddocks and learnt that the cattle is for other people who pay a few shillings for their cattle to graze in the paddocks! These paddocks used to be tick free, how on earth do you get every dick's cattle in those paddocks? Can you imagine that some locals are now accusing you that your overgrown tea estate is a breeding area for snakes which end up into their households?
Mr. Nagenda Sir, let all of us put pride a side and make it a point that our people can see decent lives before they die. The people of Namutamba I am reliably informed want Namutamba T. T. C back to the status of being Government aided, and you are best positioned to see this a reality. Can you kindly organize some fund raising to see attempts for Namutamba to regain its glory. Just take time off Sir and visit the College premises, just get to the executive residence of Mr. David Kiyimba, you may cry tears. Mr. Nagenda, I learnt that the children of the Late Mutumba want to sell off Namutamba Playground where we used to meet every 26th of December. Can you kindly help to intervene to see Mityana District buy this ground for the community?, I was told they need shs 12 million.
I kindly appeal to you in one of the forthcoming columns, "One Man's week" to put hope into the hearts of the people of Namutamba which I think best qualifies as your village area and tell them the strategies you have as a son of the soil to see the Glory of Namutamba rise and shine again which glory was killed by the NRM?
William Kituuka Kiwanuka
Son of the Late Besuel Kiwanuka a long time teacher at Namutamba Teachers' College