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Norbert Mao Rubbishes 2040 Vision

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“This vision is government centered rather than being people centered given that no other stake holders were involved in the formation of this vision,” he told journalists at the weekly press conference in Kampala on Tuesday.


He said this on Tuesday as he addressed journalists at the party headquarters in Kampala.


He further noted that with the government that has increased consumption taxes, 80 percent of the 2040 vision increases consumption of utilities which is quite unrealistic.


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“The government should be fair to Ugandans and plan appropriately.”


Launched by President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday, Vision 2040 intends to see a transformed Ugandan society from a peasant to a modern and prosperous country within 30 years.


According to architects of Vision 2040, a number of Asian countries including Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand adopted long term planning to guide their development paths.


The long term planning helped to guide these governments to intervene systematically and through multiple approaches to foster growth.


Mao proposed that a national conference be called involving all stake holders in the country to ensure that the vision is sold to the public and utterly assume that it will be achieved.


“Ugandans need to own this vision and we are tied of saying that we have only one man in the country with a vision. All Ugandans should take part,” added Mao.


The government’s Vision 2040 involves changing from a predominantly low income to a competitive upper middle income country within 30 years.


It is envisaged that the country will graduate to the middle income segment by 2017 and reach a per capita of USD 9,500 by 2040. The theme of the Vision is, “Accelerating Uganda’s Socioeconomic Transformation”.


The Vision attributes, which are consistent with the principles of the constitution, are Independence and sovereignty; Democracy and the rule of law; Stability and peace; Knowledgeable and skilled; able to exploit and use its resources gainfully and sustainably in a strong federated East Africa with an effective African Common Market and a strong African Defence Mechanism.

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