Great men resolved that launch pad will support its members to take up politically elective positions at a national level and encourage research among its members.
As management we are committed to the same. our own Jonathan Mwesigwa has written a book entitled FEDERALISM: The Most Suitable Form of Governance for Uganda.
we shall delicate a full Tuesday night to discuss the contents of the book, the motion shall be the title. There after recommend the book to administration if its worthy.
The major political issues facing Uganda today include the lack of accepted terms of union between our people, the loss of economic independence, the massive misuse and theft of public resources, the threat of endless internal and external wars, and the massive burden on the citizenry and the private sector caused by government ineffectiveness. This is the reason why Federalism is envisioned as a radical reformulation of governance for Uganda.
The debate on federalism as a suitable form of governance for Uganda is not new. Some have out of context, argued that federalism is essentially to benefit the Kingdom of Buganda to the detriment of the rest of Uganda. This study therefore, seeks to discuss and examine the concept of federalism in its proper context from a historical, present and future perspective. The study is also intended to impress upon readers and all Ugandans that: federalism, notwithstanding its weaknesses, is the most suitable form of governance for Uganda.
This book is primarily written as a study, albeit blended with a user friendly piece of light writing style to accommodate different kinds of readers. It is a scholarly work written for those who are interested in reading any book, as well as for those interested in reading a particular book. It is intended for use anywhere, especially by well-seasoned travelers on a plane, train, bus, yacht, or matatu.
Although this book is not strictly a textbook for any level of educational hierarchy, there is no reason why it should not be used by any first-time student of Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, International Law, and International Humanitarian Law. Similarly, a law teacher interfacing with undergraduates should find the book a practical teaching tool for the said modules.
It has been divided into five (5) chapters, a postscript, and an appendix, so as to offer a practical learning resource rather than a prose-heavy text. Extracts from documents of historical significance, academic comment from journal articles and leading texts are included to give some insight into the academic debate on complex or controversial areas on federalism vis-à-vis other forms of governance.
Finally, pictures, diagrams, and flow charts have also been used to reinforce the information in the body of the text. Diagrams and flow charts are particularly useful because they can provide a quick and easy understanding of the key points, especially for students when revising for tests or examinations. More details are included in the footnotes because the emphasis is on the depth of understanding much more than breadth.