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Political rhetoric should not stop nation building

By Andrew Kiserema | June 16th 2016

Politics and democracy should not disrupt our lives. It rather should be an avenue to build unity, consensus and to educate the masses.

It is said that if you want a prosperous, stable and robust economy, the citizens should turn out and participate in their nation building mechanisms so as to keep their country from falling apart.

The world over, politicians will continue to seek elective posts and control power even at the whims and complaints of 'passive' citizens who have become tired of old political rhetoric where what is promised is never equally delivered.

My advice to politicians and those whose livelihoods and source of bread stems from it is to consider the great weight politics has on the ordinary citizen.

The citizenry is more concerned whether the country has laws and institutions that are respected and adhered to by all irrespective of one's status or role in the society.

After all, the politician will not put food on my table, pay tuition, rent or meet all my lifestyle demands once they attain power.

As a politician or elected leader, what you do should not interfere with what I do so that the role of nation building can continue. In the end, the country's economy will be run by the taxes of its people and by other grants or sought after loans.

It will not be run through noise, demonstrations or looting properties.

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