As Uganda marks Labour Day amidst Coronavirus lockdown, during his address this afternoon, President Yoweri Museveni said he is not part of the people panicking because of Coronavirus.
Museveni said though coronavirus is a huge challenge, the manner in which it has been handled has sold Uganda to the world.
“A lot of people have now seen that Uganda is a safe place. I have never been to a place in this world that is better than Uganda. Those who like to travel, what exactly are you looking for?” wondered Museveni.
The President said Uganda should utilise this opportunity to create a self-sustaining economy.
“Let us stop importing clothes and support those making them here in Uganda and Africa.
“If you look at the imports of Uganda, we are still importing animal feeds. Why should we? We have a lot of maize here and yet we are importing animal feeds. That should stop. There will be no more importation of animal feeds,” Museveni said.
By doing that, Museveni said more Ugandans will get jobs and the economy of Uganda will transform from being dependent to independent.
To achieve the above, Museveni urged Parliament to support his idea of paying scientists well to boost their creativity.
“We are mishandling our scientists, these people must be paid first and I am tired of begging. In the world of Coronavirus, I haven’t seen any administrator or clerk there,” he said.