Launch of Mwangaza African Revolutionary Study Groups reveals Light in Africa

After more than a year of consultations, research and re-organization, Mwangaza African revolutionary Study Groups Centre, a modest but extremely serious effort, put together by Pan Africanist Volunteers and Patriots, has was launched at Kati Kati Hotel on 6th September 2022.

Launch of Mwangaza African Revolutionary Study Groups reveals Light in Africa

By John Kusolo.

After more than a year of consultations, research and re-organization, Mwangaza African revolutionary Study Groups Centre, a modest but extremely serious effort, put together by Pan Africanist Volunteers and Patriots, has was launched at Kati Kati Hotel on 6th September 2022.

David Mafabi, the senior presidential advisor on political affairs (special duties), Revolutionary Pan Africanist and Patriot asked Why civilization and conservation are being targeted.

He says Ideology is how we view the world in its totality; economics, culture, spiritual life of society.

He says all Ugandans should invest in nontraditional sectors of the economy not necessarily agro processing but machine production, robotics, nuclear energy, space program, and says Mafabi. we are now advancing in the 5th Industrial revolution.

Mwangaza is Kiswahili for “Brightness”, “Light,” etc.

The Minister for ICT and National Guidance Dr Chris Baryomunsi says the NRM government still has a lot of work to do. “We have allowed a gap to emerge and widen. A gap has been created among the youth that is why many University leaders are followers of the opposition. But this is because we as leaders have failed to show them the gains of the liberation struggle. They say NRM is not appetizing or sexy to attract young people. He says that through discussions we must be able to electrify the young people.

We used to have only 1 TV and Radio station but now we have over 40TVs and over 300 radios but we have failed to utilize this media space.

Rethinking is needed for NRM in order to recapture the ground and bring young people on board.

He called upon all stakeholders to highlight some of discussions that inform policy making so that they are not in vain.

Highlights of Mwangaza study material.

Mwangaza working papers.

The Political Economy of Take-off in Uganda.

During the Joint Political Leaders’ Retreat in Kyankwanzi held on 28th July 2016, H. E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said, “My message to Ugandans is that Uganda went through a liberation struggle recovery process, to the stage of building a foundation for transformation, it is now time for take-off.”

The message of “take-off” has been repeated several times by the President. What is the essence of “take-off”? It is to underline the need for a clear ideological anchor and for the policies that arise from answering the questions. President Museveni argues that such an ideological anchor, provides an all-important guiding compass for policy formulation and implementation. He argues that such an ideological anchor provides the internal logic for a vibrant and coherent overall policy framework, and therefore successful and sustainable socio-economic transformation.

Contemporary Pan Africanism: The Struggle Continues! Victory is Certain!

During the Africa Liberation Day held at Makerere University on 26th May 2017, esteemed comrades stood up for a minute, in salutation of the Heroes, Heroines and Martyrs of the African peoples’ liberation struggle.

African liberation struggles are very much alive, and very much continually victorious. Contemporary Pan Africanism is the embodiment of those continuing and victorious struggles.

The paper discussed on that day argued that not only is Pan Africanism relevant to Uganda and Africa today, but that is a strategic imperative for Africa’s superior fundamental and qualitative advancement into the 21st century and beyond.

H. E. Yoweri Museveni on Madiba and insuring Afrika’s strategic future at Makerere on 31st August 2017.

“We are gathered here to remember the work and contribution of the late Mzee Nelson Mandela, Madiba (Amaziba, eiziba-singular-in Runyankore). We cannot, however, talk about Madiba without talking about Africa. We shall understand Madiba better, if we talk about Africa first,” President Museveni said.

H. E. Yoweri Museveni on the economy of Uganda at Igongo- Mbarara, 23rd December 2018

A serious, revolutionary discussion about the economy of Uganda, or indeed, much of Africa, should include the following questions:

  1. What was the economy of Uganda like in 1900, at the dawn of colonialism?
  2. What was the economy of Uganda like in 1962, at the sunset of colonialism?
  3. How and what was the magnitude of the collapse of the Ugandan economy between 1971 and 1986(Idi Amin, Obote II, Okello)?
  4. What, therefore, was the economy of Uganda like in 1986?
  5. What is the Ugandan economy like today and why?
  6. What should the Ugandan economy be like when our country is a fully modern economy?

Since in modern economics we talk of four factors of production of: Land, labour, capital, and entrepreneurship, we should, then, ask ourselves, the following question: “What was the state of these factors of production at each of the five stages that we have already gone through and what will be the state of these factors in the sixth anticipated stage?

H. E. Yoweri Museveni on Ideology and strategy on Chobe, 18th February 2019

Society is like a patient. In order to treat a patient, you must, first of all, carry out diagnosis of what could be the problem of that person. Once you have correctly diagnosed the patient, then you make the prescription. If the diagnosis is wrong, the prescription cannot be right and if the prescription is not right the patient cannot be cured.

Similarly, society must be accurately diagnosed. The tools that help you understand society, the ideas that help you understand society correctly, are what constitute ideology. Having understood society well and its problems, you, then, make a prescription to treat the sickness.

Vision of Mwangaza:

Consolidated Revolutionary and Critical Thought-on the Challenges and Needs of the Struggle for the Fundamental Unity and Advancement of the African Peoples.

Mission of Mwangaza:

To encourage and enable the growth and multiplication of African Revolutionary Study Groups-committed to the fundamental Unity and Socio-economic Transformation of Uganda and Mother Africa.

Specific objectives of Mwangaza:

To help multiply Ideology Study Groups in the Ugandan Homeland, the East African Region, Africa and its Diaspora-committed specifically to the examination of:

a). The management of Society;
b). The Consolidation of Patriotic National Statehoods;
c). The Central Task of Socio-economic Transformation and its Execution;
d). Securing the Strategic interests of the African People, and Insuring our Future- through Accelerated political and Economic integration.
e). The Overall Challenge for Mother Africa to take Her Full and Equal Place in the World Community of Peoples and Nations.