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Officiating at the 61st National Independence Day Celebrations held in Kitgum District, President Museveni said the main theme of his speech was derived from the Book of Common Prayer of 1662 of the Church of Uganda which says “They left undone what they ought to have done and did what they ought not to have done and there is no truth in them”. The Scripture describes well the many situations in the world and especially in Africa.

“Today on the 61st celebrations of Uganda's Independence, it is crucial to restate clearly again the essential ingredients of success for Uganda and may be the wider of Africa. So, if we are not going to be like those people who the prayer book talks about, what should we emphasise on?” The President outlined the essential ingredients as; 

1-Placing emphasis on politics of interest rather than identity;

2-Emancipating the private sector for wealth creation;

3-Economic infrastructure ( roads, railways, ICT backbone, airports);

4-Social-infrastructure ( schools, hospitals);

5-Working on regional, economic and political integration;

6-International contacts with reliable partners;

7-Eliminate corruption;

8-Protecting our environment.


Read entire speech here;  https://www.yowerikmuseveni.com/speech-independence-day-2023

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