Cabinet Approves Second Phase of Vision 2040

Government of Uganda approved the comprehensive National Development Planning Framework in 2007 with a 30-year Vision to be implemented through six 5- year National Development Plans.

Uganda’s Vision 2040 articulates the long and medium term development goals strategies and policy to transform the country into an upper Middle income bracket. As a segment of this long-term Vision, stomach Cabinet approved the First National Development Plan (2010/11-2014/15).

This was the first of the six 5-year NDPs to contribute towards realizing Uganda’s Vision 2040. The first NDP 2010/11 to 2014/15 will elapse in June 2015 and, to sustain and build on the progress so-far registered, there is a need to develop the second NDP.

Cabinet has therefore approved the successor strategic framework for the second NDP, 2015/2016 – 2019/2020, with emphasis on key sectors with the greatest multiplier effect to propel Uganda to middle income status.

  • The theme of the second NDP is; “Strengthening Uganda’s Competitiveness for Sustainable Wealth Creation, Inclusive Growth and Employment’’
  • Cabinet also approved the underlying objectives of the second NDP 2015/16 -2019/20, which include the following:-


  1. Increase sustainable production, productivity and value addition in the key growth sectors.
  2. Increase stock and quality of strategic infrastructure to accelerate the country’s competitiveness.

iii. Enhance human capital development.

  1. Strengthen mechanisms for quality, effective and efficient service delivery.


Under this framework, Cabinet also approved other key NDP priority areas including Agriculture, Tourism Energy and Mineral Development.

As part of the road-map for the NDP II, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development is now required to facilitate discourse on the current development challenges and the necessary interventions to hasten Uganda’s transformation towards a middle income status.


The writer is the Minister for Presidency (Uganda)

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