Uganda has a big lunch date in 2040. Will it show up?

Author, Charles Onyango Obbo. PHOTO/FILE

What you need to know:

  •  Degraded administrative capabilities, increasing incompetence, and the fact that a huge chunk of the national budget is going into wasteful and corrupt consumption mean we are off target for 2040.

Not too long ago, the Uganda government was projecting that the country would achieve middle-income status by 2019-20. Even without the disruptions of Covid-19, the World Bank now sees us not getting there until 2040.

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