The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) National Coordinator Gen. Mugisha Muntu has this morning been crowned as Crowned Uganda’s debut Best Promoter of Politics of Tolerance.
This event took place at Victory Christian Centre – Ndeeba, a Kampala suburb and was presented by the chairperson of the born again churches Apostle Sserwadda Joseph.
Sserwadda who described Muntu as a living hero politics must not be a do or die battle but a activity of tolerance and non-violence.
The Alliance for National Transformation political party, founded on 19 March 2019, is an opposition party in Uganda that seeks to bring president Museveni’s three decades rule to an end using peaceful means.
ANT identifies that this is our Problem:
Right from inception, Uganda’s tumultuous political history has been largely characterised by individual interests being put ahead of institutions and ideals. As such, political power and leadership has been viewed largely as an end rather than a means through which to serve the nation.
This approach has not only brought upon us a mismanagement of national resources through corruption, nepotism and patronage, but also a culture of divisiveness and intolerance to diversity. For many of our political elite, any other views other than their own is opposition and therefore a threat.
Solutions to Our Problem
We recognize that no matter how good an individual leader is, sustaining any achievements they make requires that state processes and activities depend on institutions and not individuals.
Institutions not only enable sustained growth regardless of who is in office, they also are effective ways to manage equitable distribution of resources. In cases where key decisions depend on individuals, corruption, nepotism and patronage thrive.
The Alliance is committed to looking beyond the individuals occupying offices and focusing on building the capacity of the office. Our leaders understand that they are first among equals, accountable to their peers, who are our members.
We are committed to transforming our country’s politics by not only grooming and fronting value-based leaders, but also building structures and institutions that will remain long after those that occupy them have left. Many of our country’s leadership problems stem from a lack of systems and institutions to check the power of individuals. We are changing that.
We believe that the first step towards shared prosperity is to embrace value-based politics. After years of failure, Ugandans understand that promises alone aren’t enough. Those who seek leadership must be able to demonstrate in deeds, that they are committed to the values they speak of.
The Alliance is therefore committed to identifying, equipping and supporting quality leaders at every level, especially at the grassroots. We cannot give what we do not have. Unless a party is comprised of quality leaders at every level, it cannot genuinely claim to be able to address the nation’s challenges.