- By Watchdog reporter
President Museveni has directed that Chinese and Indians should leave retail business to Ugandans.
The Ugandan leader while addressing cabinet ministers, top NRM party officials and permanent Secretaries, said, “retailing should be preserved for the Ugandans, or possibly, the other African immigrants.”
In what is the first time the president addresses foreigners engaging in petty trade and competing with ordinary locals, the president said, “it is, however, not correct for the regulators not to take action against the Chinese and Indian retailers. Those retailers should not operate at that terminal,” said Museveni at the National Leadership Institute, Kyankwanzi.
He added, “They should be redirected to manufacturing in particular and areas like construction.”