Economists urged on development role
Posted Monday, March 4 2013 at 02:00
Experts say people with no economic background are confusing Ugandans.
Economists have been asked to come together and drive economic development through actively participating in economic research, debates and formulation of economic policies for social economic development.
Speaking in Kampala last week the president and founder of the Uganda Economic Association, Prof Erisa O. Ochieng said there is need for economists to put Uganda’s economy in a firm position so as to increase productivity.
“Ugandans must come forward and be counted in the running of their country. Economists in particular must first of all bond together and then move forward as one in meddling Uganda’s economic future,” he said.
Deputy governor Bank of Uganda, Dr Louis Kasenkende, said: “I wonder who qualifies to be called an economists as many people have through the media confused the public on matters of economics.”
He said the profession of economics must be upheld by economists, arguing that economic systems, especially in the current world order must be viewed in a broader perspective rather than in a postulated manner.