My mind raced as it does all the time when the soul demands an activity to charm it. The activity this time around was to read a book. A search mode was ignited for a public library around which I could borrow a book. The search took to the campus and moved south and returned zero codes, it moved north and returned negative, it moved west and results were not helpful, I didn’t lose hope and the campus pointed in the east yet the search was only futile. I chose to expand the search area and the mind moved South South West, South East, north-west and North East, but still, my mind couldn’t lead my eyes to a library. Then I remembered one on Buganda road, opposite Buganda road primary school but I wasn’t satisfied when my mind reminded me about a Ugandan child far deep in Kotido who also needs very much the services of a public library. Then my mind asked me who might have put in place the only library I could find during the search and the first person to come to mind was Idi Amin Dada (RIP).
By the way, this was a man who never went far in school. Now those who have the details of that Library should let me know the answer. My mind said Milton couldn’t have done that. I moved into deep thinking about what the fellas who have gone to school have done in terms of adding on the only public library that might be in this country and I only ended up with a broken heart. Then I stopped thinking and looked around and I saw pornographic video libraries competing for space in every locality, even deep in the villages, and this reminded me of the harm banyarwanda have done to Uganda. No one can blame 4 generations of Ugandans for not wanting to read yet no opportunity of reading was offered to them. Lucky Dube (RIP) once sang that teach the child right, but imagine 4 generations of Ugandans not being taught what is right. The munyarwanda president officiates at functions of opening taps, but let someone remind me of the public library he has opened in 40 years. To all banyarwanda in Uganda, your time is up, pack and leave before it’s too late.