President Yoweri Museveni said Uganda is the most democratic country in the world while speaking at the International Day for Older Persons.
Addressing a ceremony at the State House Entebbe on Thursday to mark International Day for the Elderly, President Yoweri Museveni said Uganda is the most democratic country in the world.
- The President also said that Uganda has been facing a market crisis for many years.
- There is a problem in the market and that is what takes us to East Africa.
- We have been commemorating International Day for Older Persons in Uganda since 1999.
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The remarks of the President are made at a time when in recent weeks a section of opposition politicians has cited voting malpractices in the recently finalized NRM primaries to define their flag bearers for different parliamentary positions.
In particular, the politicians cited the event of Kabasharira’s winning over fellow NRM candidate Minister Rukutana in the Rushenyi County. But days later, Rukutana was declared to be the winner by the Electoral Commission with 25,310 votes and 20 more than Kabasharira, who had a total of 25,290 votes
However, in response to Uganda’s claims, the President said he was surprised to hear so many people describing Uganda as an anti-democratic country based on factual information.
“I’m surprised to hear some people talk about democracy in the world. There is no more democratic country than Uganda, ” Museveni said, describing Uganda as one of the least developed countries in the world.
But he explained that there is useless energy if it is undeveloped. Museveni, who first made his argument to a banana juice maker, noted that the government is still focused on shaping the future of the Ugandan people.
‘‘ By 1986 the problem was a lack of education. The literacy rate was like 40% and now I know 75% of it. If they say underdeveloped means that there is an untapped potential. When you make banana juice, there is something you accumulate first, but you do not throw the grass. ‘’
The President also said that Uganda has been facing a market crisis for many years, although many individuals are now heavily involved in local production and manufacture of goods.
“If all households produce wealth, where should the products be sold? There is a problem in the market and that is what takes us to East Africa. ‘’
Meanwhile, this year International Day for the Elderly as a result of coronavirus infection was held scientifically. The celebration was held under the theme “Upholding the rights of older persons during the COVID-19 pandemic: A call for action”.
In accordance with UN resolution 45/106, the International Day of Older Persons was designated by the UN General Assembly. It was seen worldwide for the first time on 1 October 1991. We have been commemorating this day in Uganda since 1999.
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