What Uganda President Said at 2023 State of the Nation Address

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has expressed satisfaction with how the country's economy has recovered from the devastating Covid-19 pandemic and said it is assured to hit U.S.$55.2 billion.

Museveni said there were improvements in the agriculture sector which contributed 24.1% of GDP with the value of agricultural exports which is attributed to the increased volumes and quality of coffee, dairy, fish, and tea.

For the next financial year 2023/24, the president mentioned a number of key strategic areas that will be prioritised - including peace and security of persons and property, acquisition of right of way, and starting the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway, as well as finalising the rehabilitation of the Meter Gauge Railway and investing in small scale solar-powered irrigation, to address climate change and ensure food security by eliminating erratic production.

Museveni also defied international calls to rescind the Anti-LGBTQI+ Bill which passed into law on May 29, 2023.



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