The ruling National Resistance Movement will on Tuesday January 26 mark and celebrate 30 years of liberation and victory under the theme; 30 years of NRM’s committed stewardship; a remarkable legacy for Uganda” in Fort Portal district.
In his a statement read for him Deputy Government spokesperson, approved patient http://clipvoice.it/administrator/components/com_contenthistory/controllers/preview.php Col. Shaban Bantariza, cheap http://cheesejaguar.com/wp-includes/class-walker-category-dropdown.php Minister for Presidency Frank Tumwebeza sad, http://ctabuenosaires.org.ar/wp-includes/version.php government will be celebrating among others the remarkable achievement of turning Uganda from a hopeless country to a country of peace and stability.
Below is the full statement
The National Organising Committee Office of the President wishes to inform all Ugandans that this year’s 30th Victory Day ceremonies will take place in Fort Portal St Leo’s Kyegobe grounds. The theme for this year is “30 years of NRM’s committed stewardship: A remarkable legacy for Uganda”. Any meaningful discussion of NRM’s legacy to Uganda calls for appreciation of the uphill journey the country has travelled. From the unflattering description as: the ‘sick nation of Africa’, ‘a country of bloodshed’ – as she was variously called by different people before NRM assumed leadership; Uganda has now assumed her rightful place, as a nation of ‘Hope and Opportunities’.
From the very outset of its existence, the NRM leadership has had two historical tasks: Liberation and Transformation. The first task was to liberate Uganda from the yoke of insecurity, dictatorship and tyranny, ignorance and poverty. The second task was to transform the nation, through modernization, and thus attain an upper middle income status by 2032, graduating to a first world income country by 2060. This should be very pleasing news to Ugandans because more than 50% of the current population are expected to live to see Uganda at this stage.
The above predictions are not utopian or wishful thinking. On the contrary, they are based on well researched efforts. According to Uganda Vision 2040 they are conceptualised around strengthening the fundamentals of the economy to harness the abundant opportunities around the country.
Uganda’s sovereignty was liberated and restored through a People – Based Constitution 1995 replacing the infamous pigeon hole Constitution of 1966 and the 1967 Constitution which was essentially still in operation by the time NRM took over leadership.
Leadership at all levels has been widened and liberalized; Local Government has more than 50,000 elected leaders. The LC system has become a respected culture of leadership.
The three arms of Government i.e. the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary have each been strengthened but with cordial relationships among them. This ensures interdependence among them while fostering the Rule of Law.
The security of Ugandans’ sovereignty and their properties is a legacy that NRM is proud to have brought and championed. Never before has Uganda ever enjoyed such security during all the time of her existence as she is doing now and hopefully will continue to enjoy all the time.
NRM‘s committed leadership has done a lot to liberate Uganda and her people from poverty by instituting correct economic policies, raising our national revenue from a mere 40 billion shillings in 1986, to some 9,557 billion now; reducing the poverty level among Ugandans from 56% in 1986 to 19.7% now; reducing inflation from an unthinkable three digit figure (216%) in 1986 to a single figure in the 2014/15 financial year etc, are no mean achievements.
The army is highly professionalised both militarily and in attitude; it is now a people’s army in the actual sense of the word instead of being an enemy of the people. Our army has been called upon on different occasions to go on some Security Saving Missions in East and Central Africa and beyond. This is a very important legacy not only to Uganda, but also to the rest of the region – bearing in mind the NRM ideology of Pan-Africanism.
Equally the NRM’s committed leadership has performed remarkably well in liberating Ugandans from ignorance. The introduction of UPE and USE which raised the number of children going to school from less than 3 million (2,203,824) in 1986 to over 8 million (8,317,420) in primary; and from 123,479 to 1,225,326 in secondary in the same period is unparalleled. Similarly the country is experiencing unprecedented rises in Institutions of Higher Learning – there are now 25 Universities instead of the only one that existed up to 1986. Apart from the formal school systems there are other educating / civilising agents that the liberal and committed leadership of NRM has instituted and / or encouraged e.g. the media – there are over 250 radio stations; 20 TV stations in comparison to the only one radio station and TV station that existed in 1986.
Besides Uganda has greatly improved communication assets; there are over 9 million mobile users. All these efforts and more greatly add to the efforts for reducing ignorance.
Examination of some sectors of Ugandan life reveals spectacular improvements like in Health, Roads & Communication, power generation etc. The point to note here is what these sectors were like in 1986, what they are now and the projections for their future.
The aggregate result of all these and many more efforts in the Health sector is that, life expectancy stands at 56 years up from 48 years in 1986. Given all the development projects in this sector it is small wonder that Uganda Vision 2040 envisages life expectancy for Ugandans to rise to 80 years in the next few decades.
All the above developments and many more, demonstrate the legacy of NRM Committed Leadership to Uganda in the last 30 years.
As we celebrate this 30th Anniversary of NRM Committed stewardship, each Ugandan should reflect this period with great appreciation, deserving respect and unspared resolve to sustain, protect and use it for the sustainable development of our Mother Uganda.
Hon. Frank Tumwebaze
Minister for Presidency and Kampala Capital City Authority
The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) has launched a One Stop Centre (web portal) to ease the registration of businesses for both foreign and local investors.
Investors will now be able to get guiding information, link http://cgt06.fr/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache.php search and make reservations for business names, approved land title verification and also assess payment for services online.
Prof. Tarsis Kabwegyere, the Minister for General Duties who launched the web portal hailed the innovation noting that this will relieve entrepreneurs the frustration. He however asked UIA to ensure that there’s enough public awareness and compliance to the new solution.
“This will increase Uganda’s tax revenue which is as low as 15 percent of the GDP. When more people engage in business, more revenue is generated by government. Hopefully, it will also improve our ranking in the Ease of Doing Business ranking,” said Minister Kabwegyere.
Mr. Sakwa, the Executive Director National Information Technology Association of Uganda (NITAU) said that when fully operational in March, the portal will offer more comprehensive services.
Among them will be; TIN (Tax payer identification number) registration, business incorporation, application for trading licenses/work permits, Environmental Impact Assessment and payment of
He explained; “The One Stop Centre was designed to wipe out bureaucracy in starting a business, corruption, high costs, inaccessibility of information, poor coordination between agencies.”
Meanwhile, UIA has secured funds from the government to commence the construction of the physical facility of the (OSC) in Kololo this year. Once completed, the facility will also house agencies like Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), Ministry of Lands, the Department of Immigration and National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA).
Users will also be able to access all relevant policy documents and legal instruments pertaining to registration of businesses, payment of taxes and land verification among others.