Uganda People’s Congress is asking President Yoweri Museveni to present a State of the Nation address tomorrow that outlines his succession plan for the country.
Okello Lucima, the party spokesperson, cites the need for national unity through managing a peaceful and orderly political transition that ensures democracy, rights and freedoms are protected.
He argues that this will give Ugandans a sense of belonging that is to be achieved through a national convention that brings together all Ugandans to forge a way forward.
President Museveni is expected to give his 2013 State of the Nation address tomorrow which in the previous years has seen him address issues of growth in sectors of infrastructure, roads, railway, oil, investments among others.
Last year he referred to Uganda’s growth as a paradox in which salons were growing by 9.6 percent yet agriculture which is a critical sector for an agro based economy like Uganda was growing at 1.4 percent.
Lucima says there is need for a strategic state intervention where the private sector cannot make money such as natural resources and increase investment in agricultural extension services.
They also recognized the need for massive investment in health care, technology and personnel among others to improve the welfare of Ugandans.
The UPC is hopeful that the President will realistically address himself to the fragmentations and disunity in the country along regional and ethnic lines with a high incidence of poverty and inequality.
The UPC spokesperson says Uganda needs a single ideology and the President should orientate Ugandans to it thus the need to consider a multi democratic society. This is where citizens’ livelihoods, freedom of expression, press freedom and property rights are protected