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President Museveni Highlights Eight Factors for Uganda’s Success

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president museveni highlights eight factors for ugandas success
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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni addressed the 61st Independence Day celebrations in Kitgum District, emphasizing key factors for Uganda’s success. He highlighted eight essential elements that he believes are crucial for the nation’s progress.

In his speech, President Museveni referred to a passage from the Book of Common Prayer of 1662, which he related to various situations in Africa. The theme of the event was “Sustaining a United and Progressive Nation: Taking Charge of Our Future as a Free Nation.”

The President’s eight factors for success are as follows:

  1. Emphasizing Politics of Interests: President Museveni stressed the importance of prioritizing the politics of interests over identity politics. While recognizing and respecting various identities, he underscored the need to address people’s basic needs, such as food, jobs, and markets for their products.
  2. Promoting the Private Sector: He emphasized the role of the private sector as the primary creator of wealth in the economy. The government’s role is to regulate and ensure consumer safety while encouraging both local and foreign investors.
  3. Developing Economic Infrastructure: The President highlighted the significance of infrastructure development, including electricity, railways, roads, and ICT, to connect producers with consumers, reduce business costs, and support agriculture.
  4. Investing in Social Infrastructure: Museveni mentioned the importance of schools, health centers, and research institutions to enhance the health, knowledge, and skills of the workforce.
  5. Regional Integration: Working towards regional economic and political integration was identified as essential to securing markets for Uganda’s products and ensuring strategic security.
  6. International Contacts: Establishing international contacts with equitable trade and reliable partners was deemed valuable for economic growth, tourism, and technological advancements.
  7. Fighting Corruption: The President called for the elimination of corruption, emphasizing the negative impact it has on pro-people efforts and business operations.
  8. Protecting the Environment: Museveni stressed the need to protect Uganda’s environment, including wetlands, forests, rivers, and water-towers, which provide vital resources like air, water, and food.

Additionally, President Museveni addressed issues such as wetland encroachment, cattle rustling, and the launch of the “Bingwa” three-wheeler multipurpose vehicle. He also recognized 42 individuals for their contributions to Uganda’s development.

The event saw greetings and well-wishes from international dignitaries, including the Vice President of Burundi, the United Arab Emirates’ Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and Tanzania’s deputy prime minister. The Minister of Presidency, Milly Babalanda, commended President Museveni’s leadership and noted the nation’s stability and contributions to regional security.