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Museveni explains liberalization policy
Publish Date: Jul 18, 2014
Museveni explains liberalization policy
President Yoweri Museveni
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By Vision Reporter

President Yoweri Museveni has explained that government took the path to liberalize most of its institutions after discovering that people with vested personal interest worked better than those who are hired.

“Liberalization was a strategy to use the most efficient way to provide solutions. We decided to take advantage of people with vested personal interests to build the economy. They need less supervision and work better,” he said.

The President was yesterday responding to issues raised by a delegation of Senior Security Officers, who met him at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district.

The delegation that comprised senior security officers from the Army, Police and Prisons who have been undergoing a two-month political education and leadership course at the National Leadership Institute was led by the commandant of NALI, Colonel David Kyomukama.

The President said that much as the government privatized most of the institutions, it however, retained the capacity of intervening in some sectors where necessary like the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC).

On the strategy of East African Integration, President Museveni said that it was a must, for both prosperity and security reasons.

“Pooling our strength is the way forward. We can defend ourselves and also deal with the issue of prosperity. That is why we insist on East African Federation. It is for our survival.” he stressed.

 The President further pointed out that NRM has been very persistent on the issue of East African Federation adding that in Uganda, patriotism is paramount while Pan-Africanism takes centre stage regionally, as our interests are based on prosperity, fraternity and rationalization.

On how Uganda and the African continent will survive the rush to globalization, he pointed out that it was time for Africa to organize herself with the first step being the East African Federation.

Museveni further noted that all resources were available for the people of the African continent to organize themselves observing that what is lacking is a vision to build the power gravity of the world.

On the question of the youth being redundant, the President said the only solution was to engage them in the four sectors of employment that include Agriculture, Industry, Services and ICT.

Commenting on the concern raised regarding some cultural institutions promoting sectarianism and insecurity, the President reiterated government’s position of being neutral as far as cultural institutions are concerned.

He said article 246 of Uganda’s Constitution spells out the limits of cultural institutions in their work.

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