President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has called upon Ugandans to budget and prioritize if they are to achieve sustainable development. He said that while the economy has grown and the taxes have increased, it is important that Ugandans understand how this money is distributed before asking for benefits such as salary increment.
Museveni added that government has prioritized infrastructure development such as roads, railways, electricity, education and health, because they are important for income generation and economic growth.
Museveni made the remarks during a visit to Makerere University on Saturday May 23, for the first-ever Makerere NRM sub county conference held at the Freedom Square. The conference brought together NRM party supprters from around Makerere and Kawempe division.
Makerere Chancellor Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera, who is also an NRM cadre, the president attended the function in the capacity of president, Visitor of Makerere University and as the NRM chairperson. He urged the president not to be “stampeded” into making any decisions but be guided by the interests of the people but not “those who want power”.
The president also reminded the guests about the NRM principles of patriotism, pan Africanism, socio- economic transformation and democracy, and discouraged Ugandans against sectarianism based on religion and tribes. ” These identities are alright for culture and language, but for prosperity, Uganda is the solution,” he said.