National Perspective (Vol.003) Program Summary: Uganda at 49; In Search of What Makes Us a Nation

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If you were asked to name one thing that makes you feel Ugandan, what would that be? Would you for instance choose a football match over a national function?

What identifies Uganda as a nation?

Uganda on Sunday 9th 2011 commemorated Independence Day with national celebrations taking place in Lira district. The day marked 49 years since 1962, when Uganda gained independence from colonial masters, Britain.

Almost fifty years on since Uganda’s Independence, the pre-independence divisions still live on. It was hoped that adoption of a National language would be a unifying factor for the country but this has not been attained.

Many regions or tribes continue to yearn for their own independence. This has made national unity in Uganda a fragile intention, and an almost unachievable goal.

In this edition of National Perspective we explore further the search for a unifying factor almost fifty years after independence.

Let us take you with us on this assessment journey. Tune in to a partner radio station in your area.



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