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EXCLUSIVE: Museveni Chopper Pilot Dies

RIP: Capt Daniel  Musinguzi (PHOTO: State House)

President Yoweri Museveni has Thursday afternoon appealed to Ugandans to objectively analyze the just read out Shs 23.9 trillion budget, check http://cornerstone-edge.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/lib/class.color.php before rushing to punch holes in it .

The budget which was read to Parliament by the recently appointed Finance Minister Hon Matia Kasaija, sale has already generated anxiety amongst Ugandans with questions on how it will be funded.

With the Ugandan taxpayers only supporting less than half of it, there is growing fears that the country could be headed for a serious debt crisis.

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Concerns have also been raised about its recurrent prioritization of defense and infrastructure at the expense of other key sectors such as health, education and agriculture which supports more than 80% of Ugandan livelihoods.

Mr Museveni however, in his address after the budget presentation, appealed to Ugandans to look at it in a more holistic approach.

He argued that development of the prioritized sectors of defense and infrastructure would have a direct impact on the others like agriculture.

“Some people misunderstand the chain of production. When we say that we are spending shs 500bn on agriculture, some people think that is not enough. But when we spend Ugx 3 trillion on the roads, that money assists agriculture first and foremost. You can’t talk about agriculture without talking about roads,” he said.

In the same vein, the president added, the defense budget which now stands at Shs 1.6 trillion in a way benefits all the other sectors.

“If you think defense is not connected to agriculture, I would invite you to go to Somalia and try to run a coffee firm there. You can’t have agriculture without peace. Please, take a holistic view of the budget not a fragmented one,” he noted.

President Museveni expressed delight about the progress that the country has registered in infrastructural development, noting that the country is now linked from north to south and east to west by all – weather roads.

In a bid to grow Uganda’s gross domestic product [GDP] which currently stands at Shs 76 trillion, Museveni stressed that government would focus attention on industrialization and value addition.

“Our GDP is now 75 trillion. If the exchange rate was at 2000, it would be $39bn but it’s now only $25bn. By adding value to our products, our GDP will grow. Industrialization and value addition therefore, are a must.”

He added, “Our economy has grown for the last 29 years at a rate of 6.6% pa, despite electricity road railway ICT and other bottlenecks. After these are solved, the economy will grow at the rate of 7 to 10% per annum.  Uganda will become a lower middle income economy by 2020.”

 

 
President Yoweri Museveni has Thursday afternoon appealed to Ugandans to objectively analyze the just read out Shs 23.9 trillion budget, visit this http://continentalagra.com/wp-includes/locale.php before rushing to punch holes in it .

The budget which was read to Parliament by the recently appointed Finance Minister Hon Matia Kasaija, http://corepr.pl/old/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php has already generated anxiety amongst Ugandans with questions on how it will be funded.

With the Ugandan taxpayers only supporting less than half of it, there is growing fears that the country could be headed for a serious debt crisis.

Concerns have also been raised about its recurrent prioritization of defense and infrastructure at the expense of other key sectors such as health, education and agriculture which supports more than 80% of Ugandan livelihoods.

Mr Museveni however, in his address after the budget presentation, appealed to Ugandans to look at it in a more holistic approach.

He argued that development of the prioritized sectors of defense and infrastructure would have a direct impact on the others like agriculture.

“Some people misunderstand the chain of production. When we say that we are spending shs 500bn on agriculture, some people think that is not enough. But when we spend Ugx 3 trillion on the roads, that money assists agriculture first and foremost. You can’t talk about agriculture without talking about roads,” he said.

In the same vein, the president added, the defense budget which now stands at Shs 1.6 trillion in a way benefits all the other sectors.

“If you think defense is not connected to agriculture, I would invite you to go to Somalia and try to run a coffee firm there. You can’t have agriculture without peace. Please, take a holistic view of the budget not a fragmented one,” he noted.

President Museveni expressed delight about the progress that the country has registered in infrastructural development, noting that the country is now linked from north to south and east to west by all – weather roads.

In a bid to grow Uganda’s gross domestic product [GDP] which currently stands at Shs 75 trillion, Museveni stressed that government would focus attention on industrialization and value addition.

“Our GDP is now 75 trillion. If the exchange rate was at 2000, it would be $39bn but it’s now only $25bn. By adding value to our products, our GDP will grow. Industrialization and value addition therefore, are a must.”

He added, “Our economy has grown for the last 29 years at a rate of 6.6% pa, despite electricity road railway ICT and other bottlenecks. After these are solved, the economy will grow at the rate of 7 to 10% per annum.  Uganda will become a lower middle income economy by 2020.”

 

 
The controversial Tom Voltaire Okwalinga (TVO) Facebook account has gone down, clinic Chimp Corps report.

It remains unclear how the account went off the wire.

However, http://ccrail.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-api-config.php the development comes against the backdrop of Robert Shaka’s arrest whom government claims is Okwalinga.

Shaka, who was sent to Luzira prison on Thursday on charges of posting on Facebook communication deemed offensive to President Museveni, vehemently denied links to the ‘Tom Voltaire Okwalinga’ account.

Government said the account was used to publicise defamatory material against the person of the President and senior government officials.

President Museveni recently directed police’s cyber crimes department to investigate the abuse of social media and apprehend the culprits.

ChimpReports understands the ‘Tom Voltaire Okwalinga’ account has been running for the last five years.

The account user is thought to have opened another platform on Facebook as a precautionary measure.

A Facebook account can be terminated by its holder.

Alternatively, the page can be taken down by Facebook if complaints of abuses are raised.

“We reserve the right to reject or remove Pages for any reason,” one of Facebook’s rules provides.

It is highly possible that the page was pulled down following complaints by the Ugandan government.

Using another Facebook account, ‘Okwalinga’ noted: “TVO page is tactically off, will be back shortly.”

By 6:55pm, the page was still off.
One of the pilots attached to President Museveni chopper, find http://cdcsmiles.com/wp-admin/includes/user.php Capt. Daniel Musinguzi, approved is dead.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson, Lindah Nabusayi, said Musinguzi “died this (Thursday) morning at IHK hospital in Kampala.”

Asked to shed more light on the cause of the death, Nabusayi noted: “I have no details but he had issues with his spinal cord.”

She said Musinguzi was due to be flown to South Africa for treatment but “unfortunately passed on.”

ChimpReports understands State House officials are currently holding a meeting to prepare for his the deceased’s burial.

Nabusayi announced that a requiem mass will be held on Tuesday June 16 at St. John Parish Church in Entebbe and later in the afternoon, another service at St. Peters Cathedral in Hoima at 4pm.

Burial will be at his ancestral home in Bulindi, Hoima on Wednesday June 17.

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