President Yoweri Museveni has said that regional integration should be enhanced to consolidate prosperity, security and identity that have already been achieved among African societies.
The President was yesterday presenting a paper on “Regional Geo-Political Security Dynamics and the Consequential Impact on the Ugandan Economy” at the ongoing national leaders’ retreat at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi district. The one-week retreat that is being attended by Cabinet Ministers, NRM Central Executive Committee members and Permanent Secretaries, is running under the theme ‘Refocusing on the NRM Ideological Orientation.’
President Museveni defined geo-politics as a means to an end because “without Pan Africanism, our societies cannot survive in the modern world today,” he argued.
He said that to guarantee security, it was imperative to attain security and prosperity in order to integrate everyone. “When we talk about geo-politics, it should be shaped by these emphasized legitimate interests although they are not so contentious,” he observed.
The President stressed that Africa’s inter-dependence had been in existence since colonial time when Europeans partitioned the Africa Continent.
“Now, this is the time to re-assemble these regional blocs like the EAC, in order to reverse what the colonialists had split. Today, Burundi, Rwanda, the Republic of South Sudan, are part of EAC,” he noted.
Regarding issues of environment, President Museveni reiterated the need to conserve the course of River Nile and protect it as hydro-power generation and industrialization strategies take place.
Responding to a presentation on ‘Performance of Loans and Expenditures’ by Commissioner Albert Byamugisha, who is in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation, the President told the retreat that he will soon propose an amendment on property compensation so that nobody should impede progress of the development of public projects. He cited the case of Soroti power line project where an individual caused its delay to take off and other reported irregularities on Lira and Mirama Hills power projects.
“Those field officials who delay to report such cases on public projects, should be sacked. This is lack of seriousness. This is real sabotage. Why don’t you use the present structures and involve everyone to exhaust all the political methods to remove obstacles,” he wondered.
Dr. Ezra Suruma, Head of the Delivery Unit in Prime Minister’s Office discussed a paper titled ‘Ensuring Effective Service Delivery: the technocrats’ perspective in implementation of service delivery functions.’ He emphasized the essence of reversing policy makers’ attitude of allocating commitment on policy- making by 90% and 10% on implementation respectively.
The NRM Secretary General, Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba, reminded the retreat that the NRM Manifesto is a ‘social contract’ to the people of Uganda to drive the country to a middle class income society by 2021.

President calls for R. Nile preservation & regional integration
President Yoweri Museveni has said that regional integration should be enhanced to consolidate prosperity, security and identity that have already been achieved among African societies.
The President was yesterday presenting a paper on “Regional Geo-Political Security Dynamics and the Consequential Impact on the Ugandan Economy” at the ongoing national leaders’ retreat at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi district. The one-week retreat that is being attended by Cabinet Ministers, NRM Central Executive Committee members and Permanent Secretaries, is running under the theme ‘Refocusing on the NRM Ideological Orientation.’
President Museveni defined geo-politics as a means to an end because “without Pan Africanism, our societies cannot survive in the modern world today,” he argued.
He said that to guarantee security, it was imperative to attain security and prosperity in order to integrate everyone. “When we talk about geo-politics, it should be shaped by these emphasized legitimate interests although they are not so contentious,” he observed.
The President stressed that Africa’s inter-dependence had been in existence since colonial time when Europeans partitioned the Africa Continent.
“Now, this is the time to re-assemble these regional blocs like the EAC, in order to reverse what the colonialists had split. Today, Burundi, Rwanda, the Republic of South Sudan, are part of EAC,” he noted.
Regarding issues of environment, President Museveni reiterated the need to conserve the course of River Nile and protect it as hydro-power generation and industrialization strategies take place.
Responding to a presentation on ‘Performance of Loans and Expenditures’ by Commissioner Albert Byamugisha, who is in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation, the President told the retreat that he will soon propose an amendment on property compensation so that nobody should impede progress of the development of public projects. He cited the case of Soroti power line project where an individual caused its delay to take off and other reported irregularities on Lira and Mirama Hills power projects.
“Those field officials who delay to report such cases on public projects, should be sacked. This is lack of seriousness. This is real sabotage. Why don’t you use the present structures and involve everyone to exhaust all the political methods to remove obstacles,” he wondered.
Dr. Ezra Suruma, Head of the Delivery Unit in Prime Minister’s Office discussed a paper titled ‘Ensuring Effective Service Delivery: the technocrats’ perspective in implementation of service delivery functions.’ He emphasized the essence of reversing policy makers’ attitude of allocating commitment on policy- making by 90% and 10% on implementation respectively.
The NRM Secretary General, Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba, reminded the retreat that the NRM Manifesto is a ‘social contract’ to the people of Uganda to drive the country to a middle class income society by 2021.