The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Matia Kasaija, has today presented to Parliament Shs.40.5 trillion 2019/2020 financial year national budget revealing that Uganda will finance 74.5% of her national budget.
President Yoweri Museveni has met and held talks with the British High Commissioner to Uganda, Mr. Peter West, who called on him today at State House, Nakasero.
The President and his guest discussed bilateral issues between Uganda and Britain as well as regional issues.
President Museveni informed the envoy that the region is experiencing improved political stability.
President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with the visiting United States of America Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region in Africa, Mr. Pham Peter and his delegation, who called on the President today at State House, Entebbe.
The President and his guests discussed matters relating to security, trade, political and economic integration of the Great Lakes Region.
Teachers, under their Uganda National Teachers’ Association (UNATO), have this afternoon met and held talks with President Museveni and agreed to postpone their intended industrial action and report to classes as schools reopen tomorrow Monday 27th May 2019.
President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in the South African city of Pretoria where he will join other heads of state and governments at the inauguration ceremony of the President elect of South Africa Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa at the Loftus Versfeld Rugby Stadium in Tshwane, Pretoria.
The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Hon Reginah Mhawule and Uganda’s High Commissioner to South Africa Barbara Nekesa received the President who arrived last evening at Lanseria International airport.
President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned a revamped multi-billion shillings road network in Arua municipality that includes Enyau Road, Idi Amin Road, Lemerijua road, the Kamure Park round-about, and Old Joago road.
AGALI, LIRA DISTRICT: President Yoweri Museveni has said politics must lead to development and economic transformation in order for it to be meaningful to the people.
“Politics should not be barren, it must lead to development and transformation The Politics of NRM has produced development in Lango and the whole country,” he said.
President Yoweri Museveni has highly commended the people of Omoro District in the Acholi Sub-Region, for choosing good leaders like the District Woman MP, Hon. Catherine Lamwaka, who support Government Development programmes.
The President was addressing residents of Omoro District during celebrations marking the victory of Hon. Lamwaka who was returned Woman MP in the previous general elections. The celebrations took place yesterday at Opit Primary School grounds in Opit Town Council.
President Yoweri Museveni has advised Ugandans to abandon subsistence agricultural production in favour of commercial profit oriented farming not only to get rid of poverty in their homesteads but also to generate employment.
President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated the Orthodox Church in Uganda upon the attainment of 100 years since the faith was started in the country. The President was speaking today during the laying of the foundation stone for the construction of Aghia Sophia Orthodox Cathedral that also marked the launching of 100 years’ festivities of Orthodox Christianity in Uganda.