President Yoweri Museveni has said that Patriotism, Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Modernization are the key factors that will help in maintaining peace and stability in Uganda.
The President was on Saturday giving the Inaugural Annual National Liberation Struggle Memorial Public Lecture on Peace and stability in Uganda to students and guests at Nkumba University.
The ceremony was organized by the National Secretariat of the National Crime Preventers Forum in conjunction with Peace and National Solidarity Initiative and Nkumba University.
President Museveni said Ugandans should learn to avoid pseudo ideology that confuses identity with interests which is also the main cause of conflicts in many countries.
The President told the attentive audience that NRM believes in the principles of Patriotism, Nationalism and Pan-Africanism, factors that enabled it to usher in peace to Uganda and also build other institutions like the army.
He explained that Ugandans need each other as well as regional countries and beyond for prosperity that is brought about through trade.
Mr. Museveni stressed the need for people to produce wealth through modern commercial farming in-order to benefit from the internal, regional and international markets.
“In Uganda and Africa, there is a lot of under-development. Land and labour are under-utilized. That is why NRM is pushing for social and economic transformation so that we no longer live in a traditional society but in a modern one,” he said.
The President added that social economic transformation can be achieved through education, modern commercial farming, Industries, services as well as Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
The Chancellor of Nkumba University Dr. Gordon Wavamunno thanked President Museveni for honoring their invitation
The Vice Chancellor Professor Wilson Mandy thanked President Museveni and the government for supporting the 21 years old University.
The Guild President of Nkumba University Ms. Kemirembe Ronah commended President Museveni and the NRM government for the peace and stability in the country adding that it is very crucial for the transformation of society.