By Rogers Wanambwa
As we conclude the Fashion and Culture week, it is important to visit a common aspect of our cultures that helped our forefathers survive.
That is to say, togetherness.
Across the world, the only way people survived the harsh realities of this world was together.
Growing up, children depended on the whole community. For protection, clothing, feeding, and even discipline. It was a collective duty to raise them.
I bring this up first because we are in the middle of yet another lockdown in Uganda and people have never been more divided.
It is rather marvelous how little we have learnt from this whole ordeal!
Children are being preyed upon by their would-be protectors and it simply sad to know!
Even the community itself can not be trusted!
We can not go on like this, living individual lives if we are to get through this.
Only when we go back to communal togetherness and reliance will we see progress.
Even in business, working with others gets you far. Alliances and mergers are always happening in the business world on a daily. This is more common than you would think.
We need to be more trustworthy and honest with each other as it was. This can only be achieved by holding each other accountable.
When did we start praising corruption and debauchery in this land?
When did the wrong thing get to a grey area when debate must first occur to determine how wrong something is?
We need to do better. For our forefathers, for ourselves, for our children, and the future of this, our motherland.