We believe that the first step towards shared prosperity is to embrace value-based politics. After years of failure, Ugandans understand that promises alone aren’t enough. Those who seek leadership must be able to demonstrate in deeds, that they are committed to the values they speak of. The Alliance is therefore committed to identifying, equipping and supporting quality leaders at every level, especially at the grassroots. We cannot give what we do not have. Unless a party is comprised of quality leaders at every level, it cannot genuinely claim to be able to address the nation’s challenges.
Power belongs to the people. Because we recognise the urgent need to reorient our politics away from personal ambitions towards shared prosperity, The Alliance intentionally seeks to have input from all Ugandans irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, social class or status. We recognise the strength that comes from diversity and are mindful of the need to have traditionally marginalised demographics (women, youth and Persons with disabilities) engaged in our decision making processes. We welcome vibrant debate and constructive criticism as an important part of the democratic process to identify the best ideas on how to best lead Ugandans.
We recognise that no matter how good an individual leader is, sustaining any achievements they make requires that state processes and activities depend on institutions and not individuals. Institutions not only enable sustained growth regardless of who is in office, they also are effective ways to manage equitable distribution of resources. In cases where key decisions depend on individuals, corruption, nepotism and patronage thrive. The Alliance is committed to looking beyond the individuals occupying offices and focusing on building the capacity of the office. Our leaders understand that they are first among equals, accountable to their peers, who are our members. We are committed to transforming our country’s politics by not only grooming and fronting value-based leaders, but also building structures and institutions that will remain long after those that occupy them have left. Many of our country’s leadership problems stem from a lack of systems and institutions to check the power of individuals. We are changing that.