thinking ahead and looking around, we could not yet be stuck! In the previous issues of Leadership, I laid out insights on the need to have a ‘spark’ or a thinking point that drives action. This was in light of the
continuous bitter experiences of Covid-19. As I emphasized, the very first effort to appreciate the situation and the pressure of the uncertainty, is unfortunately you and me. That inner feeling of what each one of us is and experiences that will drive action outwards managing Covid-19. With barely two months to end the year, I wish to further open our minds, for the
country has seemingly been stuck since June. We have been through the 42 days’ lockdown, 11 days, 60 days and maybe more are yet to follow. In fact, as I write this, I have sincerely lost count, and not sure if you will read this within or after. While we have sat back to compunction, the single tool of getting through as individuals and groups; is to look around and to look ahead. This involves understanding ourselves, what is around us, what openings and limitations; what will be ahead? Covid-19 pandemic and its lockdowns is such a situation that even on lifting the same, we may still be stuck. We have the time to recognize what is within our reach and will be possible; but a normal thoughtful living seems curtailed. For example, what would I advise a school proprietor who has looked on the unfolding
days of close down? What management expertise will unlock possible action areas ahead? What resources can be exploited? The important
aspect truly around is to widen our world outlook and learn. By learning, we shall then find ourselves with an imaging of the future, for Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented. We lacked that in the past by enjoying the normalcy of organizational life. Different countries worldwide have
learned and moved ahead of us. Many western nations have made the better of their planning, technological innovations and international relations. The safety of their peoples, their aspirations and recovery from the Covid-19 effects is the agenda. A host of African nations are picking a leaf. Where are we as a nation? We are stuck! As I write this, we seem to
be running ahead and not looking around. Schools are still closed, so are places of worship and a host of other enterprises. The nation is tried. By interpretability, we fear Covid-19 waves but publicly forget the fear. As I have written before, the environment is dynamic. Sixty days are
way many to have a hold on motion, to observe, assess and decide.
That is how we got stuck into the situation. Science and human reasoning
interacted at cross paths. I cannot opine wisely that let’s get things move right there ahead and by December there will be a difference. But in my human reason, I see community centers where businesses are fully resumed with the same people who go to places of worship. I see the
same people returning home to the near- normal interaction with the millions of school going children whose plight is stuck. With whatever pastures, the fields are blossoming with freshness for new cropping. I discern that the one challenge for the political leadership is looking ahead with less looking around. We are stuck in common bottom practice. Many people in Uganda are yearning to get out into the spring ahead. But we are in lock up! And courage, brethren. The situation is not about to end.
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