By Prossy Namiiro
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has promised Ugandans that the will attain the middle income status by 2023 following the reopening of the economy.
Speaking at the Liberation day today, the president hinted despite the economic constraints that the country faced during the lockdown, the economy is set to reach at high economic standards in a few years.
“We want Uganda to be a high not middle income status- which we shall achieve for sure in one or two years,” he said.
He also hinted on how the country has developed over the years.
“We have been developing in spite of a growth in human population from 14million in 1986 to 44.2million people in 2022,” he said.
He also talked about the fuel crisis in the country hinting that this will be solved.
“We need more and we shall be able to market them either in Uganda or in the region or internationally. The law is being worked on to force petrol companies to mix petrol products with 20-25% of ethanol produced from our surplus maize or sugar and we shall knockout a big amount on the import bill,” he said.