Uganda: President Museveni launches Vision 2040

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Ugandan president sets out 30-year plan to transform the country’s economy.

The Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has launched his government’s Vision 2040 Plan – a 30-year strategy aimed at propelling the country from a lower to a middle income economy.

Setting out his plans at Kololo ceremonial grounds, President Museveni said that the private sector will remain “the engine of economy”. The Ugandan leader also took a shot at his critics, telling them they were holding back the country’s growth and at one point telling them to “shut up”.

The ambitious plan will aim to increase per capita income to US$9500, as well as dramatically raising literacy and life expectancy rates.

Also included in the strategy are plans for a high-tech city, as Uganda looks to follow the example set by Nigeria and Ghana in encouraging technical innovation and enterprise.

Source: NTV Uganda
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