UPC outlines NRM challenges
Opposition Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) Wednesday appealed to President Yoweri Museveni to undertake initiatives aimed at uniting Ugandans for which future generations will remember him.
“As the President prepares to deliver his State of the Nation address, we ask him to ensure that national unity is top on agenda. Our country is greatly segmented along ethnic and social classes,”
UPC spokesperson, Okello Lucima told a news conference in Kampala.
The President will deliver the State of the Nation address on Thursday to Parliament in which he is expected to indicate his government’s plans to address the various social, economic and political challenges the nation is facing.
Okello said whereas economists issue reports indicating that Uganda’s economy is growing, there is high income inequality in the country.
UPC wants the President to inform Ugandans about his government’s plans to address the social-economic injustices in order to improve the social-economic welfare of all Ugandans.
“Even as government plans its next budget, we propose that the biggest percentage of the national budget should be allocated to the agricultural sector which employs majority Ugandans. We want equitable distribution of national resources,” he demanded.
Owing to the 2016 elections roadmap which the electoral commission launched recently, the party also wants the President to address political concerns which have a bearing on the stability of the country. These include electoral reforms, freedom of speech, expression and assembly.
The socialism inclined party also advised President Museveni to shift from absolute privatization of the economy and go for state investment in economy and to renationalize provision of key services like electricity.
On the moral state of the nation, UPC said the country is experiencing a moral crisis which needs urgent attention especially in public offices which are bedeviled with horrible levels of corruption.