President Museveni’s government lacks clear policies needed to enhance economic development in Uganda; Independent Presidential candidate Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba has revealed.
The former Makerere Vice Chancellor said Museveni “wakes up and promises people heaven and earth without planning. Such a leader without policies can never develop the country to the people’s expectations.”
Baryamureeba, for sale http://danielborda.net/wp-includes/class-walker-category-dropdown.php who is campaigning in western Uganda, made the remarks Friday while appearing on a radio station in Fort Portal.
He promised Fort Portal a city status, saying it has all the requirements for one.
“If Museveni had policies and planning strategies, he would have granted Fort Portal a city status long ago,” said Barya as he if fondly known.
Mbarara, Fort Portal, Arua, Jinja, Gulu, and Mbale were this year approved by the Cabinet as ready for city status.
The six municipalities now await a Parliamentary Resolution to declare them cities.
For a municipality to be approved as a city, it must have at least 300,000 residents backed by three thirds of the respective council members of the municipality supporting the upgrade to a city status.
On the power struggle in Tooro Kingdom, Prof. Baryamureeba said he would institute regional governments whereby governors sit with cultural leaders and people to handle issues affecting them as a region.
He said president Museveni’s government is too weak to find consensus among leaders in resolving their disputes.
The computer science professor further promised to revamp the health, agriculture and education sectors by increasing salaries for civil servants and introducing a health insurance scheme for all Ugandans.
“I will ensure all regional hospitals are well staffed and equipped with medicine; and review the salary scale for health workers and teachers. A nurse will start earning Shs 1m while a doctor will get Shs 3m and above depending on the qualifications,” said Prof. Barya.
He said Uganda will be divided into five regions with decentralised governments to manage their resources.
“Each region will have a fully fledged public university where students shall access free education. I will increase salaries for teachers basing on their qualifications. For president Museveni, both the degree and diploma holders get the same salary because his government lacks policies”.
Baryamureeba pledged to modernize the agriculture sector through mechanization; and revitalise cooperative societies to enable poor Ugandans get farm equipment, loans and markets for their products.
He decried the rampant corruption in president Museveni’s government, saying his reign will be marked by a severe crackdown on graft.
Baryamureeba told the people of Tooro he would introduce term limits for presidents and cabinet ministers to serve only two terms.