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CABINET TASK NPA ON ATTAINMENT OF MIDDLE INCOME

BY KABANYORO RITAH ,KASOLE IBRAHIM

Cabinet has tasked the National Planning Authority, NPA to facilitate the implementation of National Vision 2040 and the attainment of the Middle Income status by 2020.

State Minister for planning David Bahati told media at the National Media Centre that this was one of the key talking points for the cabinet meeting which sat last Wednesday at State House Entebbe.

According to Minister Bahati, NPA’s development plans Regulations which seeks to guide development [plans in the country, its vital that there is attainment of the 2040 National Vision so that Uganda can transform into middle income status.

The cabinet meeting which was chaired by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, also tasked NPA to elaborate on the planning process by ensuring alignment of all decentralized development plans to national development plans.

It was also a recommendation by the cabinet for NPA to have clear timelines for development plans so that it can be accomplished in specific time frames.

The cabinet gave reference of 5-10 years breakdown development plans which has to be accessed both on line and physical for public.

Cabinet sounded to have issued warning to accounting officers who are often seen to be lazy in implementing these plans adding that they risk a reprimand.

The challenge remains on whether NPA can actually lead Ugandans into the Middle Income status in just two years remaining especially at a time when most families live on less than a dollar.

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KATATUMBA DONATES BEDS TO MULAGO HOSPITAL

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KIPLOTICH PULLS OUT OF LONDON RACE

By UTN Reporter

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GOVERNMENT TO RECRUIT EXTENSION WORKERS

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State minister for Animal Husbandry Joy Kafula Kabatsi

African Union on Burundi

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Kasango was yesterday remanded to Luzira prison in

MULAGO GETS PHOTEOTHERAPY MACHINE

By Ntale Younus

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Election Observers Decry Electoral Violence

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MICHO NAMES FINAL SQUAD

Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin Sredejovic, has named his final 23-man squad that plays the African Cup of Nations finals in Gabon. This was after a warm up friendly match against Tunisia in the Capital Tunis on Wednesday. The Cranes will now play Slovakia and Ivory Coast in other friendlies on January 8th and 11th respectively.