Speaking to investors at the Sixth Presidential Roundtable of Investors (PIRT), the Head of State said that his ministers have always benefited from free advice at these meetings, but that they only think about themselves. the same, instead of finding solutions to the problems of the population.
The round table, attended by local and foreign investors, focused on six areas: tourism, agriculture and value-added, oil and gas, competitiveness, transportation and value-added minerals.
“Many of my ministers are lazy. They are selfish and think only of themselves. Ugandans know how to listen if we tell them what is needed, that’s how we managed to build the Movement by learning from others and listening to them, “said the president.
Asked at the meeting why he is not dismissing these ministers, the Ugandan leader said, “Ministers are not the only ones who are lazy. All Ugandans are too.
Ali Makki, director of the fleet of vehicles at Saba Gifco, a logistics company, told the President that Ugandan trucks must pay 200 dollars (or 740,000 shillings) to enter Kenya while Kenyan trucks pay only 40 dollars ( or 148,000 shillings) to enter Uganda.
President of the Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, Elly Karuhanga, said investors targeting Uganda’s oil production have failed to budget for investment in the sector because of the uncertainty.
Other issues raised by investors are the slow development of the tourism sector, particularly the airstrips near national parks and poaching.Publicity
At the same meeting, the president instructed Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda and the Attorney General to resolve the tax dispute between the Ugandan tax authority and Tullow Oil.