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Ugandans Asked to Own Vision 2040

In 2007, the cabinet approved the National Vision Statement, which is A Transformed Ugandan Society from a Peasant to a Modern and Prosperous Country within 30 years. In the vision, each Ugandan household is expected to be earning at least 20 million shillings annually.
Assistan Commissioner for National Guidance in the Ministry of ICT Johanjackson Bakalikwira.

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The Assistant Commissioner for National Guidance in the information ministry Johanjackson Bakalikwira says all Ugandans need to appreciate and own the perspective plan Uganda Vision 2040 which aims at transformation of the country.

In 2007, the Cabinet approved the National Vision Statement, which is “A Transformed Ugandan Society from a Peasant to a Modern and Prosperous Country within 30 years”. In the vision, each Ugandan household is expected to be earning at least 20 million shillings annually.

The National Planning Authority-NPA, in consultation with other government institutions and other stakeholders, then developed a Uganda Vision 2040 to operationalize this Vision statement and it was launched on 18th April 2013.

Bakalikwira says although the national vision has been spearheaded by the sitting government, its ownership rests on all Ugandans.

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Cue out: … the same direction.//

According to Bakalikwira, Ugandans of all political shades need to align their activities in line with the Vision 2040.

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Cue out: … country of ours.//

Bakalikwira says it is important for especially political parties to highlight how best they will achieve the national dream without contradicting it.

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Cue out: … want transformation.//.

To achieve the Vision 2040, there are actions and measures that the government, private sector, civil society and as individuals have to undertake through short and medium-term National Development Plans. Presently there is NDP II.

Key areas include agriculture, infrastructure, oil and gas, ICT and trade.

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