Museveni at pains to explain big 2018 misses

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In his nine-point New Year’s address, President Yoweri Museveni explained what his government had achieved in 2018, but largely avoided addressing the domestic issues that raised eyebrows, and which remain a concern nationally, regionally and in international circles.

For an hour, the president focused on the economy, youth development and employment, crime, political discipline, regional integration, corruption, political leaders in wealth creation, irrigation and land evictions.

Politics, regional integration and corruption are key among issues that have given Uganda a bad image.

Domestically, President Museveni spoke about economic distortions.

Although the president was upbeat about Uganda’s economy, which is growing at the rate of 6.1 per cent, he…

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