52 years of Independence & a bright future ahead. Or is it?


Read President Museveni’s Speech here.

New railroads. Oil. Gas. Minerals. Rich soil and commercial farmland. Trillions of dollars of revenue is entering Uganda as they export to the USA and UK. This sounds wonderful for the nation to rise up and develop it’s infrastructure and economy. But why is it when you land in Entebbe airport, all you begin to see is run down buildings, villages and lack?
I have a friend who works with women in the slums of Kampala. One night these women woke up to the sounds of a bulldozer plowing down every home in it’s path to build a railroad. The railroad which will make export possible. These people have land titles. They have rights. They have freedoms. Or do they? If they are willing to displace their own citizens, even kill them if they get in their path, how many lives will they need to pile up in order to rise up?
Yes, Uganda has been peaceful overall the last several years. But it would only take a flick of the finger to see the peaceful cards crumble. Thank God they found the terrorists in Entebbe airport last month. Praise God elections have been “somewhat” peaceful. Last time I was there during elections in 2011, I was tear gassed on the streets. My question is, “If Uganda is rising up and receiving so much wealth, where is it?” Why are clinics empty of supplies, schools filled to the brim with students, and buildings falling due to lack of construction?

But do not fear. Hope is the anchor of our soul. -Heb 6:19

If you have a love for Uganda like I do, you and I both know that the God of the Heavens and the Earth is far more powerful than corruption and sin. God’s hand is clearly on this nation and so far ROWAN has reached out to dozens of various non profits on the ground seeing the hand of God at work. We must not give up hope. Hope is our currency and watching orphans and widows live with joy that comes from our Father…is our salary. Our dream is to see all the ministries and organizations on the ground join hands and work together in their perspective regions. God has strategically placed all of us in Uganda for a reason. Lets see what that is.
We love Uganda. We love every organization, company, non profit and individual making a lasting difference on the ground. We say “Yes and Amen” to what God is doing and press on. Don’t give up. As our founder Pastor Paul said,

“It is in the struggle that we learn the secrets of God.”

Thank you for standing with us. Take a moment to read the full Independence Day Speech from President here.
Hope Doesn’t Disappoint,
Kelsey Hargadine

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