President Museveni rejects poverty statistics, believes that many Ugandans are still poor.
President of the republic of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni believes that poverty can’t only be at 20% in Uganda because many people are not earning, so many are still poor.
Museveni who is the party chairman of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) revealed this today morning while addressing NRM parliamentary caucus at the National Leadership Institute, Kyankwanzi district.
Over 300 NRM Members of Parliament began their retreat of 8 days at the Institute yesterday, and are expected to among other issues discuss the industrialization of the economy, road to 2021 elections, plus the issue of Museveni’s sole candidacy as president.
The president says his government is insisting on waking up all Ugandans so that they become part of the money economy. He reveals that the number of people below the poverty line has reduced from 56% in 1990s 21.4% today, before maintaining that poverty is still in Uganda.
According to the 74 old Museveni who assumed office in 1986, only 32% homesteads in Uganda are in the money economy, so you wonder, how would poverty be only 20%, when only 32% of the homesteads are in the money effort. 68% are just sitting at home doing nothing.
Meanwhile, a motion is in the offing at the retreat to amend the Constitution to change the procedures through which the president is elected.