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LIVE: Museveni gives State of the Nation address

By Miriam Namutebi

Added 6th June 2019 03:45 PM

The President challenged the leaders to mobilise people for development.

LIVE: Museveni gives State of the Nation address

The President challenged the leaders to mobilise people for development.

The President challenged the leaders to mobilise people for development.

 President Yoweri Museveni's motorcade arriving at Serena Conference Centre


This year's State of the Nation address comes at a time when indicative figures by Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) indicate slowed economic growth.

 

 

 The Vice-president, Speaker and Chief Justice receiving the President

 Janet Museveni being received at Serena

 The parade

From agriculture, the service industry to manufacturing, preliminary figures released by UBOS last week indicate that Uganda's economy is contracting.

 

This has been attributed to a decline in global growth and geopolitical reasons like the intermittent insecurity in South Sudan which is one of Uganda's biggest regional trading partners.

 Playing the National Anthem

 

 

 Inspecting the Guard of Honour

With a young population that is one of the fastest growing rates globally, Museveni has made growing the country's economy with its attendant spinoff benefits like jobs creation a core objective of his government.

 

 

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