Election 2016

Museveni: My New Term will Focus on Clean Water, Fighting Poverty

President Museveni has said that for a country to increase productivity and achieve economic growth, dosage http://craigpatchett.com/wp-includes/default-widgets.php there is need to take advantage of human resources which are more important than the natural resources a region has.

To elucidate this, sales http://curaacufeni.com/wp-admin/includes/class-bulk-plugin-upgrader-skin.php the President said some of the most prosperous societies in the world, have got plenty of human resource and scarcity of natural resources yet they are wealthy.

“Examples are China, Japan, South Korea. These societies are more prosperous than Saudi Arabia which has plenty of oil,” Museveni said.

This, he divulged during the NRM delegates conference at Namboole stadium on Monday evening.

The President said that Nigeria and Uganda, which have plenty of everything, are not as prosperous because they are not taking advantage of their human resource.

According to Museveni, natural resources benefit only the few people who extract and export them.

Museveni said human capital means the country has many skilled workers, who earn a lot of money for themselves, as well as provide more & better goods for other consumers and higher income for investors, which in turn attracts foreign capital and technology, and leads to even more growth.

The president said there is need for more integration, which will increase human capital and thereby grow the economy.

“The NRM stands for patriotism within Uganda (rejecting sectarianism of religion or tribe and gender chauvinism) and for Pan-Africanism in Africa,” he said.

He added that Pan-Africanism has two elements; economic integration and political integration.

“Economic integration aims at aggregating the fragmented markets on account of colonialism, so  to create more space for producers of goods and services, aggregate more consumers for them,” Museveni said.

With economic integration, in search of prosperity, the President said NRM aims at the formation of the common market of the whole of Africa.

Museveni said the country has already succeeded in the resurrection of the EAC and the formation of COMESA.

“We are now, together with our brothers and sisters, working on the tripartite integration of COMESA, EAC and SADC,” he said, adding that, “Eventually; we are working for the Common Market of the whole of Africa.”

He said this will ensure that Uganda’s goods and services will be sold in the whole length and breadth of Africa.

According to Museveni, the present population of Africa is 1.23 billion people. The population of Africa in 2050 will be 2.5 billion people.

“This is the greatest wealth of Africa. This educated and healthy population will be consuming more thus constituting a huge market, and producing more,” he said.

Museveni said with this huge market, the country can also negotiate, credibly and sustainably, with the external markets of the USA, China, Russia, India, Brazil, EU, etc., on a reciprocal basis.

He further said internal strength in Africa, will give the region more credibility to negotiate externally.

“By achieving this goal of economic integration and provided we solve other strategic bottlenecks soon to be laid out, Africa will undergo fundamental socio-economic transformation.” he said.

“The African countries, including Uganda, will individually, become First World countries. Uganda will become a middle-income country by 2019 and an upper middle income country by 2040,” the president said.
President Museveni has promised to tackle poverty and access to clean water once elected for a fifth term in office, healing http://contesta.fusolab.net/icurri.php Chimp Corps report.

Museveni spoke briefly about his candidature after being nominated by the Electoral Commission at Mandela National Stadium.

Asked why he thinks he is the right man for the job, pharm http://cbvsalvail.ca/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-section.php Museveni responded: “As for what makes me the best candidate for Uganda, http://dangerdame.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-webhook.php that’s decided by people.”

He said Uganda went through the liberation struggle and recovery process, then building foundation for development. The president said it was time for take-off.

“The people of Uganda know that I am able to do the work Uganda requires like I’ve already proved myself over the years. We have empowered people and we’ve put in place systems to ensure the constitution is guarded and not tampered with,” he added.

“We’ve been limited by funds but our next struggle will be on combating poverty. We haven’t invested much in agriculture and clean water like we’ve done in infrastructure (roads).”

Clean water 

Museveni said 35 percent of people in rural areas lack clean water.

“We’ll also ensure Ugandans get water for irrigation so we can stop speculating about rain,” he added.

The EC chairperson, Eng Badru Kiggundu thanked Museveni for having handed in his campaign program on time and wished him luck.

The NRM Secretary General, Kasule Lumumba urged fans to throng Kololo ceremonial grounds for today’s rally.

“We’ve delivered the sole candidate. We congratulate him and call upon all members especially the young to rally behind him for victory,” said Lumumba.

Former Vice President Prof Gilbert Bukenya who accompanied president Museveni said “All those other contestants are incompetent.”

He said Besigye can at least put up a fight but not Amama Mbabazi.

“Ugandans need a candidate that can show a track record and capability not money. Amama has no starting point,” he fired the shots at the rival presidential aspirant.

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