Mixed reactions to state of the nation address

Mixed reactions to state of the nation address
President Yoweri Museveni delivering the State of the Nation Address at Kampala Serena Hotel on 6th, June 2017. Courtesy Photo.

The State of the Nation Address by President, Yoweri Museveni has drawn mixed reactions from legislators and members of the public. In his State of the Nation Address delivered on Tuesday afternoon, Museveni emphasized issues like skilling youth, irrigation and enhancing security in the country.

While some members of the public say the address missed on key issues in the country, others praised the address as strategic since it touched on issues affecting all Ugandans. Dr. Abed Bwanika, the President Peoples Development Party, says Museveni failed to account for his previous promises.

He also dismissed claims by Museveni that the country is generating surplus electricity as false.  According to Bwanika, all is not rosy in the country as claimed by the president.

Wilfred Niwagaba, the Shadow Attorney General, says there was nothing unusual in the State of the Nation Address save for the president’s admission of insecurity in the country.

Reagan Okumu, the Aswa County MP says the State of the Nation Address didn’t meet his expectations. According to Okumu, the president failed to address key issues in the country and focused on petty issues.

But Rose Mutonyi, the Bubulo West MP, said the president did an excellent job especially in regards to the youth programs and an employment.

Reverend Canon Aaron Musingye, the Director Religious Affairs in the Office of the President, says the president was very silent on some issues. According to Musingye, he is expected the president to speak on morality.

Catherine Lamwaka, the Gulu Woman MP, says Museveni was on point as he brought out examples of what has been done over the past year.