YOKOHAMA, JAPAN: President Yoweri Museveni has said that there is no way Africa can industrialize without solving the issue of lowering costs of doing business including provision of improved infrastructure, electricity, cost of money and quality labour force.
President Yoweri Museveni and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir have held bilateral discussions at State House, Entebbe on matters pertaining to the 2 sister countries. President Kiir arrived in Uganda today on a 2-day working visit at the invitation of his host.
The two leaders’ bilateral discussions also included matters relating to the extension of the road and electricity to South Sudan’s Capital, Juba.
President Yoweri Museveni has said that the role of Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies is to improve the pillars of the Government’s Prosperity for All Programme.
“I pronounced Bonna Bagaggawale/Prosperity for All in 1995. It is based on 4 pillars namely, production, value addition, information and financial services. SACCOs fall under financial services and their roles are to improve the 4 pillars. It is your hard work and commitment towards nation building that will ensure the success of your SACCO,” he said.
President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Burundi, Mr. Michael Kafando and his delegation with whom the President discussed issues pertaining to the mediation peace process and security of Burundi.
The United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ms. Rosa Malango, also attended the meeting that took place yesterday at State House, Entebbe.
Greetings. I have concluded my countrywide tour of the 20 zones. My idea of using these 20 zones for sensitization comes from the 19 Independence Districts, which themselves had grown out of the 15 colonial districts. The colonial districts were: West Nile; Acholi; Lango; Karamoja; Teso; Bugisu; Bukedi; Busoga; Mengo; Mubende; Masaka; Ankole; Kigyezi; Tooro; and Bunyoro.
This is according to a clockwise movement from West Nile.
President Yoweri Museveni, who is currently in Western Uganda, has said government is planning to set up mini regional industrial parks for processing both agro and non-agro products such as coffee, cocoa and tanneries in order to promote value addition to home made products in various parts of the country.
President Yoweri Museveni has received a Special Envoy of President Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gen. Celestine Mbala Musense.
The meeting took place today in Kabale District where the President has been sensitizing wananchi on the wealth and job creation programme.
President Museveni and his guests deliberated on a number of issues including security and economic cooperation between the 2 neighbouring countries – DRC and Uganda.
President Yoweri Museveni this afternoon received and welcomed reigning Miss World, Vanessa Ponce, and also doubles as Miss Mexico who called on him at his country home in Rwakitura in Kiruhuura District.
Miss Vanessa Ponce who is the 68th Miss World since the global pageant began, is in Uganda for a six-day visit at the invitation of reigning Miss Uganda Quinn Abenakyo, who is also Miss World Africa.
The opposition parties, particularly FDC, UPC and DP are angry, that President Yoweri Museveni is short-changing them by allegedly disguising his early re-election campaigns as mobilization for wealth creation especially in rural communities. But whether the opposition and their allies in the civil society accepts or not, the objective truth is that majority of Ugandans, about 68 percent still live in subsistence economy and need big direct help and intervention.
NAIROBI, KENYA: President Yoweri Museveni has urged countries under COMESA to tackle under-production and under-consumption to spur economic transformation.
“Africa is so rich and yet so poor. There are a number of bottlenecks that we need to deal with including market integration, infrastructure such as roads and electricity and other cost pushers,” he said.