HOW IT HAPPENED: Uganda Budget 2013/14 Reading

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5:18pm:Museveni: You are not defined by what goes into your body but what comes out of your heart. Let’s solve our internal problems

5:18pm:Museveni: Our internal weaknesses are the ones that need to be addressed and we shall move

5:18pm:Museveni: NRM knows what to do and when to do it. If you don’t know then you will find out

5:18pm:Museveni: Those partners who cut off aid were not correct. It was highhandedness. Fighting corruption does not need public relations

5:16pm:Museveni: We have started war on embezzlement, bribery and nepotism

5:16pm:Museveni: Some MPs had enough opportunities to fight criminality including terrorism but “i did not see them”

5:15pm:Museveni: Uganda has a lot of opportunities. We have got many offers to fund projects.

5:13pm:Museveni: Corruption delays and distorts growth

5:12pm:Museveni: Countries which are far behind in growth, find they are delaying forms of transformation

5:11pm:Museveni: Delay of other projects OPM didn’t delay Bujagali, they were expediting

5:10pm:Museveni: Tragedy of Africa or Uganda not growing is because of mis-orientation of all or some elements of leadership in countries

5:06pm:Economic performance, Infaltion was 3.6% Total GDP 22 bn dollars, export earning 4.9 bn dollars, imports were 7.4 bn dollars

5:01pm:Impact of electricity on manufacturing sector grew at 9% per annum

4:50pm: Museveni speaking at Serena Economic sector grew by 5.1%, construction sector 8.4%, manufacturing sector 2.4%, agriculture still slow grew 1.4%

4:20pm:Accountability monitoring institutions will be strengthen, Private members bill to review corruption in Uganda

4:18pm:Malaria the major killer of children under the age of five

4:15pm:Education sector allocated Shs 1,801 bn, representing 13.3% of the total budget

4:10pm:Increasing social service delivery, Government has enhanced teachers’ salaries

4:05pm:Government will concentrate to improve tourism sites Mugahinga among

3:55pm:Government will concentrate on disease control in animals

3:50pm:Agriculture employs 66% of population; however it is a private sector activity

3:45pm:Construction of kenya Uganda Rwanda railway oil pipelines will start next year

3:44pm:UMEME will be required to install at least 50,000 prepaid meters and invest in more anti-power loss measures

3:44pm: We have provided resources to reconstruct bridges destroyed by recent rains

3:43pm: Construction of 17 bridges in Northern and North East of Uganda

3:40pm: 626 kilometres have completed plans to be upgraded

3:39pm: 500kilometres of National roads have been improved

3:39pm:Priorities include enhancing transparency and accountability and fighting corruption

3:37pm:Kiwanuka says Uganda will borrow shs1 trillion through issuance of securities

3:35pm:Government set to prioritize agriculture production and human resource development

3:32pm:Unemployment problem is too complex to be solved by gov’t alone. There is need to involve Diaspora

3:30pm:Youth continue 2 ignore opportunities in Agric & technical sectors in search of white collar jobs

3:25pm: Uganda expects to reap shs32bn from e-licensing exercise

3:20pm:The E- licensing registry launched last week 2 help businesses’ online registration anywhere in Ug

3:20pm: Kiwanuka expresses confidence the economy to recover to about 6% per annum in 2013/14

3:01pm: Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka takes to the podium to read the 2013/14 budget.

2:53pm: Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga takes to the podium. She, on behalf of Parliament wishes former South Africa leader a quick recovery.

She also warns MPs against any misconduct. “If i name you, you know what happens.”

2:51pm: The singing of the national anthem is underway. Museveni has finished inspecting the guard of honour and is now inside the Conference Room.

2:20PM: Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka has arrived for the 2013/14 budget reading.

She is expected to tell the nation government’s priorities in the financial year at a function being held at Kampala Serena Hotel.

President Yoweri Museveni is presiding over the ceremony. He was accompanied by First Lady Janet Museveni.

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