Museveni: Late Kasami Restored Uganda’s Economy

As the country joined the rest of the world to mark the International Women’s Day, dosage President Yoweri Museveni has expressed contentment with the performance of female politicians in the just concluded general elections.

Museveni while presiding over the national celebrations at the Kololo Independence grounds in Kampala said he was happy that the representation of women in parliament has improved.

“35% of the positions in Parliament are now being held by women, ” he said. “I also heard that the women defeated men in 18 directly contested constituencies. This was a bit higher than the previous term when they had only 13 constituencies.”

Globally according to World Bank data, neighboring Rwanda has the world’s highest female representation in Parliament (63%), while Uganda fairs impressively in the 29th position as of 2014.

Last week for the first time, two females were voted on the list of ten representatives of the national army in Parliament.

The president emphasized in his address that the ruling National Resistance Movement even with limited resources, has always prioritized the interests of women.

Meanwhile, Museveni said was happy that out of the 8million pupils in primary schools today, 49% of them are girls.

This he said was a very big step compared to where then country came from.

The president was however dismayed by the rate at which the HIV/AIDS scourge is taking root again around the country.

During his campaigns in the recently concluded elections, Museveni said he found that AIDs in some of the areas was going up.

Museveni said the conventional preventative measures put in place to fight the disease were seemingly ineffective and suggested the best remedy would be behavioral change.

“Some people have been telling me about male circumcision, but according to my research, even in communities where circumcision is practiced, the prevalence of IADS is very high; there must be some problem there,” he said.
President Yoweri Museveni has disclosed that the Late Former Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance Christopher Kassami did a vital role in the growth and development of Uganda’s economy.

The president said, story “When we’re coming from the bush in the 1986, malady the Country’s economy had declined greatly. Late Kasaami, Kahooza and Emmanuel Mutebile Governor Bank of Uganda worked tirelessly to ensure the recovery of Uganda’s economy. As NRM government, we recognize and appreciate their efforts”.

He observed that the trio, controlled inflation and worked on the Liberalization of the economy.

The President was on Tuesday speaking to hundreds of mourners at a mass held for the Late Christopher Kasaami at Virika Cathedral in Fort Portal.

Kasaami succumbed to heart failure at the age of 67 in Nairobi Kenya on Saturday. Burial was held at his ancestral home in Kasusu South Division, Fort Portal Municipality on Tuesday.

Rt. Rev. Bishop Robert Muhiirwa Akiiki of Fort Portal Diocese called upon people to utilize this lent season to repent all their sins before the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Day.

Richard Rwabuhinga the Kabarole District chairperson said, “ Late Kasaami struggled had to enable the Fort Portal-Kampala highway completed, played a big role to ensure Buhinga Hospital gets a storied private ward and funded the construction of the district headquarters Kitumba with shs 2bn among others”.

He described the late as hardworking, patriotic and loving who respected anyone despite his reputation as a national figure.

The President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyata and President of Rwanda Paul Kagame sent their representatives and described the Late Kasami as a true economist, loving and committed civil servant.


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