More Ugandans are living in abject poverty despite government’s intervention and sloganeering of steady progress.
A new world bank report issued today in Kampala revealed that poverty level has risen from 68% to 84% between 2006 and 2013.
Further more, the report reveals that regional inequality persists and appears to be on the rise.
“Progress was slower in the country’s north and eastern regions which have least well-off, and marginalized population,” said part of the report.
The world bank country manager Christina Malmberg Calvo said: “increasing investment in agriculture will help the country to achieve middle income status,”
During campaigns ahead of the February 2016 elections and in the recent past, president Yoweri Museveni has been saying the country is on steady progress and his National Resistance Movement (NRM) will lead the country to middle income status by 2020.
It’s therefore no doubt that the world bank report casts doubt on the president’s message and campaign.