The Assistant Commissioner for Regional Trade in the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Richard Okot Okello says they have since done a survey as a ministry and discovered a need to reorganizes public spending with the aim of helping the private sector. He says that fortunately, part of their findings can be implemented through the National Development Plan III.
The EU High Representative Josep Borrell says in a statement, that the pre-electoral cycle has been marred by violence and numerous difficulties faced by several opposition presidential candidates, civil society organisations, human rights defenders, electoral experts as well as journalists.
Health rights lawyer, David Kabanda says the government has neglected its constitutional duty of ensuring the right to proper and adequate food, leaving processors to exploit the market without considering health.
Kenneth Ayebare, the Chairman of Uganda Cargo Consolidators Association, a group of logistics companies that transport for smaller or group importers, says business has recently gone down. They suspect some importers are holding onto their money until they are sure of the business environment.
According to Lubega, this proposed system will bring the cost of administration down from the more than 500 MPs to 130, from 130 district leadership units to 48, and from more than 80 ministers and state minister to 54. The proposed system also provides for decentralized governance system where the local governments shall have more powers regarding mobilization and application of public resources.