Bedi Amouzou

Oscar Nagari

Information and Communications Technology Managers, Uganda Health Marketing Group

True knowledge is transcendental and its value can only be measured against the backdrop of existential purpose. It is a separation of belief from fact, and the division of the plane of independent reason from common traditions and ideologies. To the entire human race, the very reality of life and our inherent awareness of it, is a call to a higher purpose, a delineation of the animate from the inanimate. It is incumbent, therefore, on all society – communities, leaders and citizens – to see in themselves the ultimate and divinely inspired office which is the custody of our present habitation.

As individuals and as a nation of diverse experiences, talents and outlooks, we must fervently strive to establish a global harmony, casting aside any retrogressive sentimentalities, as we look up towards a greater and more noble goal: the propagation and preservation of life. The sole role of our sentience is the flawless and concise communication of who we are and what we as a species represent from one generation to the next. To achieve this, we ought to purposefully search out, protect and pass on knowledge, laying down foundations upon which enduring civilizations are built.

Every heritage is most often underpinned by a collective understanding of the significance of question and disagreement which, indeed, are key factors in the identification of our own individuality, and are the highest forms of schooling for those seeking true education. In this, we must learn the value of entertaining unpopular ideas and cultivating openmindedness. As a nation, we must individually resolve to evolve from the mire of self and from unfounded fears into one complete organism that is ready to embrace challenge and conflict. How else will society see the holistic realization of its true purpose and divine calling?

There is no challenge so big that a nation with so great a potential cannot rise to meet it. We owe it to ourselves to march on unafraid and, as a unit, be unwavering of mind in order to meet and embrace the unknown, to tread upon new paths and cause knowledge and purpose to become one. Any failures and mishaps along the way are but stepping stones to greater heigths. When the people, when the earth, when society’s structures call out, we must present ourselves as well equipped banners and beacons of hope.