Our National debt burden which is more than US$10 billion has held us captives and as of last year, every Ugandan had 1,000,000 on their heads including babies. If more US$10 billion is secured in debt to build the Standard Gauge Railway, Oil refinery and Pipeline we will be having 2,000,000 on our heads as a nation. In fact, Mr. Kyagulanyi was a little bit shy with the bleak future but the present is already eating us away as a nation. Between 2006 and 2016 over 9 Trillion was placed in the coffers of UNRA and the country could have got 5,147 km of roads but due to the crafty nature of those in UNRA Uganda only worked out with 1,500km and we lost over 3,647km amounting to 4 Trillion Uganda Shillings. Jajja Museveni needs to understand that this country is bleeding.
The Great Lakes Region’s fragile democracy is taking a toll on human life, critical governance issues, and threatening stability in the region. In less than 5 years, more than 1.2 million people have crossed into Uganda from South Sudan to escape the turmoil. In the same period, more than 1 million children have crossed to Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to escape the South Sudan conflict.
Political parties are mere vehicles of people’s interests and where leaders in these parties fail to appreciate these interests people will always break loose from the mainstream political vehicles to achieve their goals.
I don’t want to go back to the bush to fight again. Don’t send me people who will disagree with me in parliament. I fought in 1986 and I am tired. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, 8 May 2017, Daily Monitor, Budondo Primary School Mr. Museveni is making a number of confessions to the People of…
Our exceptional climatic conditions, fertile soils and two planting seasons make us such a potential agricultural rich country. We live in a country where 75 percent of our citizens male, female and youth are engaged in agriculture-related businesses. 72 percent of our sisters, wives and mothers are employed in agriculture and this even gets higher for the rural Ugandan woman.
Just like Uganda’s neighbour Kenya, there is something to learn about their government’s entry into a campaign that put the girl child first. National budgets are about service delivery, securing a future of the girl child through giving them free sanitary pads can be a game-changing intervention in Uganda’s future.