A Lecturer at Makerere University, Prof Augustus Nuwagaba has criticized the government for always making what he called highly theoretical budgets.
This comes hardly a month after the reading of the National Budget of Uganda for the financial year 2010/2011 by Finance Minister Syda Bbumba, which though revealed that Uganda’s economic growth had continued to improve steadily to over 8%.
Nuwagaba has told journalists in Kampala that the budgets read by the Uganda government are mere documents that do not reflect the true picture of what is happening on the ground in Uganda.
He says many times the yardstick of economic growth used by the government in budgets to measure the economic status of Uganda is not a good measure because in determining economic growth little attention is paid to the standards of living of most Ugandans.
The professor says what is important to the people of Ugandans is their standard of living and that is why the public can never appreciates when the government talks of the economy of Uganda as improving steadily.
Nuwagaba says that despite the government’s claims of Uganda’s economy growing every year, the people of Uganda fail to see any tangible improvements in their standards of living.
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By Zacharia Tiberindwa, Ultimate Media