President Yoweri Museveni said he was delighted with the growth of the Country’s Per capita Income, equivalent to USD 800, even though it is still below the rate required to attain the middle income status.
President Museveni stated this in his State of the Nation Address at Kampala International Conference Center.
He said Uganda is the only country in Africa which has registered highest economic growth without minerals and oil.
He said that the Government is prioritizing the industrial parks which will result into creation of new jobs.
The total of factories in Uganda is now 4900, from 80-factories that existed at the time the Uganda Manufacturers Association was created.
He added that the government will focus on modernizing agriculture with promotion of cash crops such as coffee, in the spirit of increasing foreign revenue.
Meanwhile, President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the Minister for East African Community Affairs Kirunda Kivejinja to contact families of the Kenyan pilgrims who were knocked dead in Uganda two weeks ago, for possible compensation.
Four Kenyans were knocked dead by a hit and run commuter taxi on May 26, 2019 while walking through Waina Village in Mayuge district along the Iganga-Tororo highway on their way to Namugongo. Ten others sustained serious injuries.