Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Prof Ephraim Kamuntu has said there is need for the country political leaders to work towards educating the locals population in embracing the national development vision and goals.
The minister added that it is shocking that only few Ugandans share the same vision with president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in transforming the country into a modern and prosperous society by 2040 and a middle income economy by 2020.
“Uganda has leadership, and there is no doubt that the leadership has a vision,” the minister said on Thursday during a Global Leadership Summit organized event in Kampala.
He added; “President Yoweri Museveni has a vision which is to transform this poor country to become a prosperous and modern society in the long term, and a middle income nation by 2020.”
“The question however, is what percentage of the population is engaged in this vision. It is just a few.” Kamuntu continued.
Kamutu said the survey that was carried out last year by International firm Gallup which found few percentage of population are involved in company businesses.
“The deference between government and companies is that government doesn’t hire its citizens. They are there,” he said.
He went on to say; “In the case of companies, you hire people and if they don’t share your vision, you kick them out. But for government, whether people share your vision or not, you are stuck with them.”
Minister Kamuntu thus called on government leaders to persuade the majority of Ugandans to be engaged in the vision of the country.
Government this year admitted that achieving its Vision 2020 was no longer possible.