The Executive Director National Planning Authority (NPA), Joseph Muvawala, has admitted that most systems in Government have failed and needs to be fixed if Uganda is to realize the vision 2040 of a middle income status.
Muvawala was responding to concerns raised by stakeholders during a national development policy forum in Kampala on Thursday. Many stakeholders said many government departments have a lot of corrupt officials a trend they say is frustrating service delivery to the grass root level.
“Indeed its true cooperation is still a stumbling block for the country to achieve the plan for a middle income status economy. We need to also realize that it is a collective effort to fight corruption with government institutions. We therefore have to address the corruption issue urgently before we move forward smoothly,” Muvawala said.
He had also earlier presented a paper indicating domestic evidence where some households like in Kalangala district have achieved sustainable middle income status, through ongoing vegetable oil development projects that have transformed their livelihoods.
Muvawala, says that the strategy they developed is right to take Uganda forward, but that the authority will try to work independently to realize the plan.