With each passing day, the political arena is opening up and getting more active as ambitious politicians who intend to capture power from incumbents express their desire to be elected into office. The case is not different for business consultant Mr. Ronald Mivule whose eyes are set to represent Uganda at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in 2022.
For Mr. Mivule, an economist from Makerere University, representing Uganda at the Arusha based ‘parliament’ is his next assignment; a job he wants Ugandans to trust him with open arms. A former student of Nganwa High School and Ntare High School, Mr. Mivule is the current President of Uganda Management Institute (UMI) Alumni, a position that has exposed him to leadership skills.
The independent politician has a Bachelor in Arts in Economics from Makerere University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at UMI, a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management at UMI and a Master in Management Studies at UMI. He is currently pursuing certification in project management, an international professional accolade.
The youthful politician born in 1982, in Rwampara, Mbarara district, western Uganda, explains that he has attained the right skills, competency and has matured politically to be able to represent not only the interests of Uganda at EALA but also those of other member states in the regional bloc. “I would love to take my political career to a regional level and enlarge my network beyond Ugandan constituencies to a regional level,” Mr. Mivule said in an interview.
“There are a number of things that I am focusing on like trade, enhancing regional tourism, cross border education – so that our students can cross borders and they are not charged as international students. That is an important aspect that we should look at. Then the issue of employment – our youths should be able to cross borders and get employed without any challenges.
Mr. Mivule believes that there are a number of issues which are stipulated on paper and various treaties that need to be implemented quickly to address issues like non trade barriers that hinder trade and free movement of member state citizens. It is time to have them implemented, he said.
“There should be easy cross border trader like in the Schengen Area countries where you access member states frees using a single visa and use the same currency, the Euro. We can benchmark. We need to know what they are doing and we implement here in our region. We still have those border controls which must be removed,”
Well aware of the pros and cons of regional integration Mr. Mivule believes that to achieve all these ambitions and targets, member states must exhibit candid and solid commitment to achieving these goals. “Member states need to exhibit their support and override all hindrances of this integration,”