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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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MBABAZI BOOSTS OF SECURITY EXPERTISE

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This as Mbabazi concludes his tour

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UGANDA CALLS FOR SANCTIONS ON GENDER INSENSITIVE PARLIAMENTS

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FATHER DRAGS JOURNALIST TO COURT

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The Judiciary in a statement signed off by Senior Communications Officer Solomon Muyita, says that the transfers take immediate effect.

The transfers effected by the Chief Registrar Paul Gadenya,

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In Kampala, voting started considerably on time with

GOVERNMENT SUED OVER PRESIDENT BASHIR

A Kampala based advocate has dragged government to court for failing to arrest and hand over Sudan President Field Martial Omar Bashir to the International Criminal Court-ICC.

Eron Kizza, an advocate with the Legal Brain Trust, a law firm