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ECONOMIST DISMAYED BY INEQUALITY IN UGANDA

BY NAMULI DAPHINE

Ramanthan Ggooba an Economist and policy analyst is dismayed by the inequality in the country which he say it’s proving to be more dangerous than poverty.

Ramanthan Ggooba revealed this during a post-budget national women`s dialogue at Hotel Africa to provide an interactive platform for key stakeholders organized by the Uganda Gender Consortium on sustainable development.

Ramanthan Ggooba says the inequality trends in the country is the cause for the social and economic problems such as murders.

Ramanthan who sounded ironic urges that the budget looks fantastic on paper without addressing critical issues come 2020.

In order to achieve the inequalities, Ggooba appealed to government to invest in productive sectors such as Agricultural and industrial sectors.

The post-budget national women`s dialogue is focusing on discussing the 2018/19 budget which propels Uganda towards middle income status.

The dialogue calls for responding to Uganda`s gender equality commitments, reflecting on Uganda`s gain in Gender Responsive Budgeting and also analyzing the impact of new taxes on women.

The government made several gender equality commitments including aligning the NDPII to the SDG targets and putting in place the equal opportunities commission but many inequalities have persisted.

The vice- chairperson of the national women’s post budge dialogue Dr. Rinah Zedrigah proposed the need for inclusive effective participation in the budget to intensify, monitor and ensure what is allocated in terms monetary is put to proper use.

Report complemented by Nakisuule Halima and Nanyonga Edith.

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