The meaning of independence varies from an individual’s perspective. Freedom from dependence. If we think critically about the statement “Freedom from dependence”, it is simply being free from depending on things and people or just self-government. The question is, can one totally be independent without needing help somewhere from some other person? No, in a social world, everyone is equally important, in a world where we specialize with every individual concentrating on what they can do better. Dependence in most cases comes with someone controlling you because of what they provide for you. In this case, there is no mutual benefit, one is simply rendering help out of mercy or pity, or even responsibility. The receiving party has no freedom to dictate exactly what they want.
Yet Independence is made possible by interdependence. In the tourism industry, there are many stakeholders that make things possible and see to it that the industry thrives. From the roadside food vendors, cultural souvenir shops, meat roasting stalls (muchomo), car hire businesses, hotels and lodges, tour guides, tour operators, to the government parastatals, UTB and UWA; tourism thrives. The tour operators need hotel services and car hire businesses, together with the souvenir shops and roadside vendors to make their trips successful. There should be a mutually beneficial relationship of both parties involved. There is interdependence to achieve independence.
Uganda got her Independence in 1962. As we celebrate 60 years of independence, we bring you a series of events that made that possible. Buganda by 1953 started expressing their need for independence from the rest of the country. This led to the inauguration of the King as a constitutional ruler the following year. In 1956, the formation of parties begun, the Democratic party was founded. Later, Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) which was led by Milton Obote. In 1961 the British announced elections would be held in March that year. DP won 20 of 21 seats allocated to Buganda forcing other parties to merge (UPC- Kabaka yekka) whose coalition later won majority of seats in the April elections. Obote became Prime minister whereas the Baganda king became head of state. On 09 October 1962, Uganda was granted Independence from British rule.