DEVELOPING INFRASTRUCTURE IN UGANDA

By Brian Kalule Friday, June 10, 2016
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In his reading of the National Budget Speech 2016/17 on 8 June this year, Finance Minister Matia Kasaijia noted that funding strategic transport, energy and Information Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure was a key priority of the Ugandan Government. Kasaijia said that infrastructure development contributed immensely to increased productivity by facilitating efficient connectivity and easing the movement of goods and the provision of services. Infrastructure funding currently comprises about 32.8% of the total Ugandan Government expenditure every year. Kasaijia noted that with this amount of investment, considerable progress had already been made. Projects involving agribusiness, transport (road, rail, sea and air) and telecommunications, for example, are all under way in the country.

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