Ideology preacher Odrek Rwabwogo last week joined a training session to mentor and raise caliber of young leaders with a sense of history. Rwabwogo while posting on his social media wall said the training was meant to help young leaders understand the economy and what drives growth and the fundamentals of building a new and better Uganda.
“Yesterday we participated in a training session to mentor and raise a caliber of young leaders with a sense of history, understanding of the economy and what drives growth and the fundamentals of building a new and better Uganda.
The training was facilitated by Tunaweza group which works with many supporters of the Movement mainly residing in over 57 slum areas of Kampala. These are places like Kasokoso, Ki-Mombasa, Kifumbira etc. Tunaweza offers them small loans and teaching to help them start their own businesses.
For the people who might look down on slums today and judge them and ignore their inhabitants, this is just a little history of the word for you.
In the 1490s when exploration and the Holy Roman Empire was at its peak in Europe, in Venice, one of the then developed parts of Italy, there were slums humming with production.
The difference is that they were called Ghettos then but the meaning was clearly the same as slums of today anyhow. Those ghettos were largely occupied by the Jews who would have found no work with the citizen Venetians. The ghettoes became the source of knowledge and the empowerment to start foundries of Europe that made steel, glass and Employed thousands of people.
The ghetto men and women eventually became the most sought after people with skills, transiting from slum people into the middle classes of the time.
Anybody therefore underestimating the ingenuity, power and industriousness of slums either doesn’t know the source of future factories for Uganda or simply plays politics without a purpose with these people. I am glad I was, together with my team, part of the teaching,” Rwabwogo posted.
In a related development Odrek Rwabwogo discussed the role of ideology in shaping the future of the Movement and the tasks for the next leadership of Uganda at Urban TV on Tuesday.
Odrek Rwabwogo earlier in the week also saw off their team to the National Leadership Training institute, Kyankwanzi.