People Power Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi has pointed out issues that he would like to hear in President Yoweri Museveni’s annual State of the Nation Address slated for tomorrow June 4.
During a local radio talk show on Tuesday night, Senyonyi said that he would like to hear economic measures that the government has undertaken to save local businesses from collapsing.
He intimated that the future of the country’s economy looks shrouded in mystery given that no sort of tax waiver or stimulus packages have been extended to local entrepreneurs as evidenced in Kenya.
Ssenyonyi argued that by turning a blind eye to the business community, the Ugandan government is exposing its selfish nature.
“This government seems to be self-centered. President Museveni himself told you ‘I am working for my kids and grandchildren’, in other words, he meant Ugandans must take care of themselves,” he presupposed.
That aside, Ssenyonyi also intimated that he expects to hear about long term strategies on import substitution given the hard time Uganda has faced with trans-border truck drivers during this pandemic.
“The reason why the President insists that truck drivers cannot be stopped is that he knows if he is to stop them, Ugandans shall overthrow his government. Because they fear scarcities after all everything is from abroad,” he added.
On the other hand, Former Kiira Municipality Mayor Mamerito Mugerwa said he expected Government to devise mechanisms of prioritizing health care as a cross-cutting issue.
“We must use this situation to set up hospitals in every constituency. Regional referrals should be renovated. The President should devise means of improving health care,” Mamerito argued.
This, Mamerito said, would solve issues such as overcrowding which have propped up during the Covid-19 Pandemic.