Museveni to address nation tomorrow
Parliament reconvenes tomorrow to hear the State-of-the-Nation address.
Under the Constitution, the President must deliver a speech to Parliament usually in June of every year, outlining the government’s view of the state of national affairs, as well as hinting on planned legislation.
It usually takes place one week before the Minister of Finance reads the national budget.
The deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Jacob Oulanyah, said last Saturday security at the Kampala Serena Hotel Conference Centre, where Parliament will sit for the address, would be tight.
MPs will not be allowed to enter the conference centre with their iPads, mobile phones and laptops.
“Due to the ever present threat of terrorism,” Mr Oulanyah told MPs as he sent them on the break on Saturday, “you must come along with your invitation card. Security will be uncompromising on this.”
During last year’s address, President Museveni said his government would focus on agriculture, industry, services and information and communication technology development.
These, he said, would create more employment and contribute towards national wealth creation.
To ensure agriculture goes on all–year round, he said the government would avail affordable mini–irrigation equipment.
On the other hand, to encourage the growth of industry, government would endeavour to provide manufacturers with electricity at a cost of $0.04 (Shs30.72) per unit, down from Shs337.97.
To improve transport services, the government was to purchase earthmovers from Japan to construct roads.
Official figures on what has been achieved between June 2014 and June 2015 are yet to be released.