Post-Covid-19: What Uganda needs is pro-jobs and pro-poor interventions

Thomas Tayebwa

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Prioritise informal sector. I would have expected to see tax measures specifically designed to stimulate growth and jobs. Lest I forget, in whatever we do, we must not forget the informal sector - jua kali or omuntu wawansi as we like to call them. It is common knowledge that when such disasters strike, the ordinary person on the street or in Ruhinda North County, which I represent, is usually the hardest hit - both by the disaster and often by being left out in the recovery efforts.

Fellow Ugandans, I trust that we are all busy trying to stay safe and keeping our loved ones and businesses safe. I must thank the President and all the frontline government workers, especially in health and security agencies, who are putting in extra time in trying to keep us all safe and alive - even when it puts their own lives at risk.

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