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Mbabazi: Presidential Term Limits Not Uganda’s “Biggest Problem”

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cure http://cooperativenet.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_tagcloud/module.nextgen_basic_tagcloud.php geneva;”>He said the prevalence of peace and stability within the borders has laid a firm foundation for development and happiness of Ugandans, sick resulting into growth of the economy to the current US$19.8bn, up from US$0.5bn in 1962.

Mr Mbabazi was opening the National Conference of the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda marking the 50th Anniversary of Uganda’s independence at Hotel Africana in Kampala on Thursday. It ran on the theme: “So much done, so much left to be done”.

The two-day conference was attended by top religious leaders from the Protestant, Catholic, Pentecostal, Baha’i and Muslim faiths, among others. The Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom, Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I also attended.

“There are people who think, quite erroneously, that our biggest problem is lack of presidential term limits, and believe incredibly that what the country needs now is what they call peaceful handover of power,” Mbabazi said.

The Premier was referring to protests masterminded recently by opposition leaders in Kampala.

Activists led by retired Bishop Zac Niringiye recently launched a campaign advocating for the restoration of the Presidential term limits, arguing such provisions would help in avoiding “life presidency.”

“We must decisively switch our focus to an all-encompassing national development policy framework, mindful of the defining relationship between the economics of society on the one hand, and the political and spiritual life of society on the other,” said Mbabazi.

He outlined the country’s successes in all sectors of the economy including electricity, tourism, health and education. He said these resulted into international confidence, increased domestic and foreign investment earnings, better life expectancy and higher literacy rates, among others.

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