I think one thing that bothers me the most about #Uganda is the fact that it is not easy to get a visa to Asian Countries, or for that matter, any country. So many get visas without questioning the motive of the visa and the airline ticket. This cannot be possible. Anyone, even a kid with a brain would suspect things but are we so desperate that we trust anyone and everyone? I travel on a Canadian passport and getting into any country is easy but it is still verified before I get on the plane. Why do Ugandans feel that getting on a plane with a ticket and visa is so easy come? Apart from desperate poverty, I cannot see why people would not use their brains. This is abnormal. We have to think and think harder. Know where you are going and verify it. My heart is bleeding for the families who have lost their loved ones, worse for those young people who face execution without any of us helping them. Then we must help the ones who have not gone yet. Our Ugandan government has extradition agreements with many of these countries where our people are being executed. Who is not doing their work? For example, Indonesia is going to execute many people and two of them are Aussies. Australia has already informed Indonesia that they will face repurcusions. Meanwhile Uganda, on the day two of our people were executed, we shook hands with a team which had flown in from China and showed them the land they could take over, signed road, railway and oil agreements with them while our young people were being executed. Sheesh.. and some of you wonder why I get angry! If we cannot force our government to repatriate our people (dead or alive) and we cannot force our government to stop signing over our country, then we must be diligent to educate our people not to go there.
By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)
For God and My Country