MUSEVENI: New Cabinet to Deliver Uganda to Middle Income Status

President Yoweri Katguta Museveni has said the newly sworn in Cabinet is going to deliver the country the middle status.

The President made the remarks while addressing the new minister he had just sworn in on Tuesday at State House Entebbe.

76 ministers were sworn in at the ceremony conducted by the Public Service’s Permanent Secretary, price John Mitala and overseen by Museveni himself. Four of the appointed 80 ministers did not make it over various reasons.

Museveni who was very brief, visit web strongly appealed to the ministers to assertively execute their duties so that all expectations are met. “This Cabinet is going to take us to the middle income status, ” Museveni said.
He called out on all ministers to bellicosely root for investments in order the middle income economic prospect.

“We should aggressively look for investments. Development can only be achieved with serious investments and that is going to be our responsibility.”

The President warned the ministers to avoid delays in decision makings to speed the pace of growth.

“There are two things we should do away with. There shouldn’t be any delay in decision making… Especially those involving investments”

Opening big investments in the country is known to be tiresome as the investors spend quite a good time canvassing different sectors from the Office of the President, Ministry of Trade, Uganda Investments Authority, Uganda National Bureau of Standards, National Environmental Management Authority, Kampala Capital City Authority and others.

The different sectors have to separately sit at different stages and make decisions before any investment starts.

The President also warned on corruption that has become the order of the day in most government ministries and departments.

“There should be zero corruption in this government. Corruption or serving personal interests hampers development.”

Museveni stressed that the cost of doing business in the country should be drastically reduced to encourage more investments in the country and also consolidate the existing ones.

Commercialization of Agriculture was also emphasized by the President.


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