KAMPALA —Researchers realized that the citizens’ negative mindsets are some of the key national constraints to development and social transformation.
Speaking at the launch of the National Mindset Transformation Initiative, Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah says the mindset isn’t fixed and can change.
He said many things begin with thought and end with destiny; influenced by attitudes, words, actions, habits and characters.
Deputy Speaker Oulanyah alluded to a Communist saying that “A child when born is like a plain paper and the first category to write on this paper are the parents, and then society.”
He added that change best begins with the new generation.
“The airwaves in our country are now preaching two things; hatred and dependency, and this is what everybody is listening to. This is good place to begin pushing the concept of mindset change.”
He asked education ministry to focus on creating a system which delivers a radiant mindset and competencies amongst the labor force, responsive to the demands of the country.
He noted that such programmes should aim at developing citizens with positive attitudes and correct mindsets for national development.
The event was also presided over by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda.