National Cohesion

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Political overview of Uganda over the last 50 years; the challenges and strategies for National Cohesion.

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Political overview of Uganda over the last 50 years; the challenges and strategies for National Cohesion.

The management of Uganda’s diversity since independence in 1962 has espoused various challenges to enhancing national cohesion. The single major impediment to the achievement of national cohesion has been the colonial legacy of divide and rule and the precedent set in defining which regions provide labor for particular professions, the northerners for example were the ones recruited into the army because of their height and heavily built bodies while some sections of the population were relegated to porters and other looked at as administrators. These colonial precedents were maintained by the independence leaders and they had created a society defined by profession and therefore created levels of despise amongst the Ugandans as the leaders started using these colonial divisions to their political advantage.

That was the beginning of the distortion of any possibilities of…

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