3 Million Slip Into Poverty As Covid-19 Strikes Uganda's Economy

The pandemic's disruption to the economy is pushing 3,1 million Ugandans into poverty, the UN has warned in a report on the socio-economic impact of the pandemic in Uganda. The report shows that the lockdown and containment measures made 1,9 million people become insecure and another 1,9 million insecure individuals become poor". This comes just days after government stakeholders held a high-level policy dialogue on reopening the economy and asked authorities on its wellbeing. The UN recommends that "cautious borrowing could cushion the economy and improve industry, innovation, and infrastructure, reduce inequality and improve the outlook for zero hunger".



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