Uganda’s extraordinary beauty, wildlife diversity, and friendly people led Winston Churchill to refer to it as the Pearl of Africa.

Driving our country into the Middle Income Status

There is a need to ensure that we drive our country into the Middle Income Status. We need to embrace grassroots farmers, at all stages of transformation.

While on tour around the country to ascertain how Uganda can move into the Middle Income Status, the Vice President Maj. (Rtd) Jessica Alupo met Gen. Caleb Akandwanaho, the national Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation.

She later, with Gen. Saleh, visited the Late. Maj. Gen. Julius Oketta’s Terra Farm in Layima sub-county in Amuru district run by Stella Oketta in a joint Partnership with Indian investors.

While at the farm, the Vice President noted, “There is a need to ensure that we drive our country into the Middle Income Status. She emphasized the need to embrace grassroots farmers at all stages of transformation.

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Domestic Revenue

Domestic revenue collections in the FY 2020/21 were UGX 12,144.01 Bn, registering a growth of 13.71% (UGX 1,464.19 Bn in real terms) in comparison to FY 2019/20.

Road network

The total paved road network as a percentage of national roads stood at 5,500kms in 2019 up from 1,000kms by 1986.

Electricity Generation

Electricity generation capacity has increased from 150MW in Financial Year 1986/87 to 1,254MW by April 2019.

Securing Uganda's Future

The NRM Government will secure the future of all Ugandans by prioritising: Creating jobs and wealth, Delivering education and health, Ensuring justice and equity, Protecting life and property,  Achieving economic and political integration

Unfinished Business

The NRM Government was aware that economic prosperity and stability guarantee national security and political stability from its inception. Therefore, the party is cognisant of the fact that getting the economy to benefit all Ugandans is the main unfinished business.

Economic transformation

Economic transformation is what Uganda needs to address a host of other challenges. Therefore, over the next five years, the government is concentrating its efforts and resources on addressing the following issues: The 68.9% of households still stuck in subsistence agriculture, Low household incomes and rising income inequality leading to low purchasing power, Quality of healthcare and education services, High cost of credit, electricity and transport — which lowers the competitiveness of Ugandan products  etc

Economic Objectives

The Government is going to continue with its strategy of building a stable and robust economy. The Government will further develop the economy with the following specific objectives: Broadening the economic base by providing and creating economic opportunities in all regions of Uganda, Creating an integrated and self-sustaining economy based on import substitution and export-oriented growth, Achieving the lower-middle-income status. Etc.

Economic Focus

During the next five years, the Government is concentrating efforts towards harnessing factors of production. The NRM Government has been working hard to improve the five factors of production (FOP) — land, labour, capital, entrepreneurship and knowledge. In addition, we have made strides in improving market as another factor that is critical in making the five FOP relevant.

The Industrialisation Agenda

The NRM Government is fully aware that the economic betterment of the people will depend not on the improvement of agriculture alone but also on developing other sectors of the economy. Therefore, since its inception, the party has been pursuing the economic transformation of Uganda through industrial development and is continuing in the next five years.