Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said the National Resistance Movement has in the past 32 years set the stage to be in position to tackle, step by step, the residual problems and convert Uganda into a middle-income country by 2020 and an upper middle-income country by 2040.
“As you can see, we have been handling many of the strategic bottlenecks: ideological disorientation, a weak State, emancipating the private sector, the human resource development , modernizing the infrastructure, integrating the fragmented markets….hence, we have got a better base than ever before,” Museveni said at celebrations in Arua marking the 32nd Liberation Day on Friday.
He however said that corruption of public servants ─ judicial staff, medical personnel, staff dealing with licensing projects as well as some elements of the political class were slowing progress.
” This corruption will be eliminated. There will be no equivocation on this issue. “Enjokyi, ihakuurwa omuriro” (you use fire to tame aggressive bees). The way we defeated the indiscipline of the army, is the way we are going to defeat corruption,” he said.