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Transcript: President Museveni Delivers Heartening State Of The Nation Address

The President of Uganda, Yoweri K. Museveni, yesterday, June 4, 2020 delivered his State of the Nation Address to the Parliament of Uganda as is his constitutional obligation, beginning the fiscal year, to paint a general picture on the state of affairs in the country.

It was also the first of its kind as it was, this time, a two-venue event with the President speech being delivered from State House to the Members of Parliament via satellite in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which requires social distancing — and, of course, being broadcast live on various media platforms to the entire nation.

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Andrew Mwenda Continues With His Thought Experiment

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In 1995, Uganda had a population of 21m people and was collecting Shs 527 billion in revenue, which when adjusted to inflation comes to Shs 3.2 trillion in 2017 prices

By Andrew M. Mwenda

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We continue with our thought experiment on the economic performance of Uganda under Museveni.

In 1995, Uganda had a population of 21m people and was collecting Shs 527 billion in revenue, which when adjusted to inflation comes to Shs 3.2 trillion in 2017 prices or Shs 151,000 per person.

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Why are Ugandans so angry?

By Andrew M. Mwenda

How economic success has tended to create more political trouble for Museveni than comfort

Very many Ugandans are angry, very angry. They feel the country has lost direction. They argue that our politics is corrupted, our democracy in retreat, and elections are rigged. They say the economy is not growing, poverty is increasing, inequality is widening, and state capacity to deliver public goods and services has been grossly eroded. Yet the opposite is the case on almost all these issues.

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Gedanken (Thought Experiment)

By Andrew M. Mwenda

In 2005, I wrote to then commissioner general of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Allen Kagina, asking how many motor vehicles they register on average per month. She replied giving me a figure of 2800.

Last year (2016), the average number of motor vehicles being registered was 12,000 per month – an increase of 330%. Meanwhile the population in 2005 was 29m. Now it is 38m, a growth of 33%. Continue reading Gedanken (Thought Experiment)

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn In Uganda For A Three-Day State Visit

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President Museveni On A State Visit To Tanzania

I arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania this morning for a two-day state visit on the invitation of His Excellency John Pombe Magufuli. I thank him for the invitation.

After arrival, we held a bilateral discussion with my host that focused on the following five key areas;

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Andrew Mwenda Shifts His Discussion To ‘Serious Policy Issues’

By Andrew M. Mwenda

February 23, 2017: The Crisis In Uganda’s Agriculture

According to a government report, eleven million Ugandans are facing food shortages (famine) and need relief food to save them from potential starvation. Our country has suffered a drought. This has been followed by famine.

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President Meets A Delegation Of USA Senators

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The US government through various arms has been our close partner on regional security, education, trade and refugees. We hope to continue our relationship on these matters.

President Yoweri Museveni has urged the new American President, Mr. Donald Trump to strengthen ties with Africa in general and Uganda in particular owing to the growing purchasing power of the African continent saying this will present a good opportunity for trade between the United States of America and Africa.

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President Museveni Commissions African Gold Refinery In Entebbe, Wakiso District

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The $20 million facility has so far created jobs for 75 Ugandans and has capacity of refining up to 300,000 kilograms of gold weekly.

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President Museveni commissioned the newly-built African Gold Refinery in Entebbe, Wakiso District on February 20, 2017

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Government will abolish the royalties tax to boost the minerals sector and punish government officials who frustrate investors and delay manufacturers, processors and investors

Just Who Is Robert Shaka?

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TVO ADMIN: Robert Shaka

Earlier this year, internationally acclaimed journalist, Andrew M. Mwenda came out strongly against TVO, a Facebook page that has long been bent on a campaign to smear the government of Uganda.

According to Mwenda, this TVO entity has hacked into poorly protected government of Uganda websites and apparently negotiated deals to buy alleged classified content from them.

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“We Need Support For Economic Growth” – M7 Tells IMF’s Boss

President Yoweri Museveni yesterday, January 27, received and held a meeting with the visiting International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Ms. Christine Lagarde at State House, Entebbe.

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