Museveni: Regional Security Key for Prosperity


viagra geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>The President made the remarks Thursday evening while reacting to the 2014/2015 budgetary proposals presented to Parliament by the Minister of Finance, price and Planning and Economic Development, sales Hon. Maria Kiwanuka at Serena Hotel in Kampala.

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President Museveni expressed his gratitude to note that one of the remarkable achievements of last financial year 2013/2014 was the tarmacking of 830 kilometers of roads in various parts of the country.

He noted that the shift from consumption to investment has made the country achieve connectivity of bituminized roads to all corners of Uganda.

The President further stressed that government will no longer tolerate mismanagement of public resources, adding that money saved from such wastage will now be utilized for supporting young entrepreneurs who have been identified in Kumi, Rubaare and other parts of the country in their ventures of value addition and commercial farming.

President Museveni also noted with satisfaction another mile stone scored in the electrification of rural areas where many districts, including new ones, are now connected to the main grid.

He also stressed government’s continued commitment to provide security for the people and their property not only in Uganda but in the region, saying this was a “prerequisite for Social-Economic Development and the creation of bigger markets.”

He reiterated his stand together with regional leaders to prioritize the implementation of infrastructure development especially the construction of the standard gauge railway line traversing countries of East Africa and beyond to lower costs of doing business.

President Museveni however expressed his joy to learn that the infection rate of HIV/AIDS was now dropping down from 160,000 new cases in 2011 to 137,000 in 2013. He urged Ugandans not to become complacent but to continue with the fight against the scourge.

The Minister of Finance, Maria Kiwanuka announced an increase of funds to crucial governments like that of Health which will receive 25 percent of the total budget.

She added that Defense and Education Ministries will also receive an increase of funds this financial year, with Tourism getting an extra funding of Ug.Shs. 5 billion for boosting the tourism Industry in Uganda.

Kiwanuka, however, called on all Ugandans and stakeholders to play their respective roles and implement government’s budgetary proposals. She said the budget is prepared to create a better Uganda.


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