I believe every Ugandan has a right to demonstrate in order to raise his or her concerns to the responsible people. Demonstrating is not bad; but how do we demonstrate?
Last week, three yellow piglets were abandoned in the city around Uganda House by a boda boda rider. It is believed that the boda boda rider was sent by Jobless Brotherhood, a pressure group.
Before anyone demonstrates, he or she should consider the criteria to use, and demonstrate in a manner that does not affect others. Uganda is a country of many religions and it is public knowledge that Muslims do not like pigs.
The Jobless Brotherhood should know that using pigs to raise their issues, is only bringing curses to them from any Muslim who comes face to face with a pig meandering in the city. Business are also disrupted as the piglets dropped in the city run after people, with some people trying to beat them up.
Also, these pigs are tortured because of the manner in which they are transported… they are packed in the same small box. And why are they painted? Painting an animal is not good because paints have chemicals which affect the animals.
Last year, some members of the Jobless Brotherhood were arrested over taking piglets, painted yellow, to Parliament.
They have been using these piglets to raise their issues a number of times but they haven’t achieved anything so far. Last year, when they were protesting the celebrations of the Kampala city carnival, they dropped four piglets in the city but the carnival ended successfully.
In my view, if these jobless brothers want to demonstrate, they should show up in person instead of ‘sending’ piglets to represent them. Nothing will be done if they keep dropping piglets and running away.
The Jobless Brotherhood members are actually misusing their chances of becoming rich young people in Uganda. Many people have started piggery projects that have improved their standards of living. If they use these piglets to start piggery projects, in one year they will be forced to change the name of their group from the Jobless Brotherhood to the ‘Happily Self-Employed Brotherhood’.
Uganda Christian University