President Yoweri Museveni is any time expected to name a new cabinet that will serve in the next five years.
His son-in-law Odrek Rwabwogo says the next five years are very critical to the ruling NRM.
“NRM ought to take time to brainstorm on how to support start-ups,” he suggested while appearing on NBS TV Friday.
“We need to create a private venture capital fund and let young people start up businesses without politicising the issue.”
In the next five years, Rwabwogo argued, NRM ought not to relent on infrastructure.
“We need to bring more people on national grid,” he pointed out, adding that Uganda needs a Cabinet that is keen on agriculture.
“We are importing milk yet thousands of litres go to waste locally. In Uganda, we are short about building collective values. Such values start at family level.”
He said many of the people who steal government money didn’t start when they got the jobs but on the dinner tables of their fathers.
Senior journalist Tim Kalyegira said Cabinet’s role is to placate public opinion, to pacify a stable country and make people feel included in the pecking order.
Kalyegira revealed that there is a group of about 12 people who run this country with others being merely titular but did not name them.
He described Uganda as a small petty society where politicking has in itself become a sector of its own.
“Uganda has been reduced to Mr Museveni. The power radiates from him. That is what the last 20 years have done.”
The journalist said ahead of his new Cabinet, President Museveni is not without options; even with many of his friends out of office.
“Museveni is often let down but he is also a let-down. A significant portion of blame is on his feet.”