Fellow Country men and Country women. I greet you and salute you on this 27th Anniversary of the NRM’s Liberation of Kampala on the 26th of January, 1986. The final attack on Kampala started on the 24th of January, 1986, when our Forces crossed the Busega swamp and spent the night at Rubaga. The following day the 25th of January, our Forces fought the whole day and only entered the sprawling Lubiri barracks at night fall.
By 1986, when the NRM took power, Uganda’s economy was only US$ 0.246 billion in size, we were collecting only 5 billion shillings (1.4% of GDP) in taxes, the infrastructure had totally collapsed (roads, schools, health units electricity, etc.), infant mortality was 122 for every 1,000 children born alive and the average life expectancy was 43 years of age.
I greet you and I welcome you to Uganda for this 16th COMESA Summit. The greatest disadvantage Africa faced at independence, ever since 1957, when Ghana got independence, was political balkanization of this continent. The North American Continent has got only three countries ― USA, Canada and Mexico. The South American continent has got 15 countries including the Central American Isthmus and the three dependencies of Falkland Islands, French...
President Museveni delivered the opening address for the presentation of the National Budget 2012-2013 at the Parliament. In this speech, the President tracks and compares progress to 25 past years of successful growth. He also addresses key issues like inflation, global problems, exports, ignorance and others while also highlighting successes of the last year.
H.E. the Vice President,Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament,His Lordship, The Hon. The Chief Justice,Rt. Hon. Deputy Speaker of Parliament,Her Ladyship, The Deputy Chief Justice,
Rt. Hon. Prime Minister,Honourable Ministers,Rt. Hon. Leader of the Opposition,Honourable Members of Parliament,Members of the Diplomatic Corps,Distinguished Guests,Ladies and Gentlemen.
As usual, I will start my State of the Nation Address with the economy. ...
Your Excellencies Heads of State and Government who have come to be with us today;
Your Excellency the Vice President of the Republic of Uganda;
Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of Uganda;
Your Lordship, The Hon. The Chief Justice of the Republic of Uganda;
Rt. Hon. Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly;
Your Excellencies Heads of Delegations;
Rt. Hon. Deputy Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of Uganda;
H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo,
President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea & Chairman of the African Union;
H.E. Paul Kagame,
President of the Republic of Rwanda;
Madamme Jeanette Kagame,
The First Lady of the Republic of Rwanda;
H.E. the Vice President of the Republic of Uganda;
Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament of Uganda;
The Rt. Hon. Chief Justice of Uganda;
The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda;
The Visiting Delegations...
I congratulate you all, upon the completion of the year 2011 and wish you a prosperous 2012. I wish to convey my sympathies to all who have experienced losses and misfortunes during the course of the year. We thank God for all the successes we have had as individuals and as a Nation.
I congratulate the Uganda National football team, the Uganda Cranes, for winning the CECAFA Senior challenge cup. I...