20 years of a privatised Uganda

President Museveni and Minister of Defence Crispus Kiyonga (L) are guided on a tour of the new Hima Cement plant by Mr Hussein Mansi (R), the Chairman Hima Cement, at the opening of the new plant on January 7. Hima Cemeny is one of the numerous firms that were sold off by the government in 1994. PHOTO BY ISAAC KASAMANI.

What you need to know:

Going once. In 1991, the government embarked on a large-scale selling off of previously state-owned parastatals because Ugandans had failed to manage their own national assets. As it turns out, the new buyers were not any better.

Starting in June 1990 and gaining pace in 1991, the Ugandan economy underwent the most radical change since the 1972 expulsion of non-citizen Asians by the Idi Amin government.


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