We’re building roads in DR Congo to improve trading with regional partners and selling power – President Museveni
President Yoweri Kaguta Musveni has revealed that the journey hasn’t been smooth but Uganda has come a long way.
While addressing the nation on Uganda’s 58th independence anniversary attended by 30 VVIPs at state house Entebbe, Museveni said point 5 of the NRM 10-point programme is building an independent and self-sustaining economy and Uganda is still on the road.
On the current project of Uganda building 223 km of roads in Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC from Mpondwe to Beni, Butembo, Bunagana, up to Goma, Museveni said this is to improve trading with our regional partners and selling power to Congo.
The head of state says he always like to talk about the economy of Uganda because it is what forms the base and Uganda’s economy has transformed to a level where the country will be self-sufficient,achieve sustainable economic growth and job creation.
‘I no longer want to hear about imported and assembled buses. We are going to make them ourselves. Under Kiira Motor corporation project, 2 electric busses have been made,’ he added.
Today’s anniversary is under the theme; Celebrating Uganda’s steady progress towards economic take-off and self-sustaining economic growth.