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Museveni Hinges Next term on Electricity, Infrastructure Development

According to Museveni, power generation and infrastructural development are key ingredients to propel Ugandas quest to become a middle income country by 2020, as envisioned in the National Development Plan II.

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The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM government will prioritise power generation and infrastructural development in the next five years to grow the economy.  President Yoweri Museveni disclosed this in his inaugural speech at Kololo Independence grounds shortly after taking oath office for another five year term.

According to Museveni, power generation and infrastructural development are key ingredients to propel Uganda's quest to become a middle income country by 2020, as envisioned in the National Development Plan II. Museveni noted that lack of reliable electricity and poor roads have hindered the country's development.

He also said his government will invest heavily in growing the economy through encouraging more exportation of commodities and construction of more dams and roads.

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Museveni also outlined key service sectors such as tourism and the ICT industry, which he said spur economic growth in the country. In his speech, Museveni introduced Sudan President, Omar Al Bashir, who was indicated by the International Criminal Court-ICC for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed in Darfur.

Museveni described ICC as a useless institution, which targets African leaders.

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Chad's President Idriss Deby, who also doubles as the chairperson of the African Union, spoke on behalf of the visiting African heads of state, lauding Museveni for his tough stand on the Western world.

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