By Ivan Mwine
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Sunday addressed a retreat for Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) that was held at the National Leadership Institute in Kyankwanzi, where he said that government is willing to partner with the private sector to develop the country.
Museveni said that government is working out modalities of reducing power and transportation costs in a bid to reduce the burden of costs of production for investors.
“I addressed CEOs of various businesses in Uganda during their retreat in Kyankwanzi. I affirmed the government’s commitment to lowering electricity and transport costs which will, in turn, reduce the cost of production and spur the growth of businesses,” Museveni said on twitter shortly after the retreat.
He added that; “I would like to thank the private sector, led by Uganda Breweries Limited, Safe Boda, NICE-UG, Coca-Cola, Vision Group, NBS, and others for contributing to our national vaccination effort. Our combined efforts have led to a steady increase in vaccination uptake in the country.”
The President also reiterated his of warning Ugandans about the COVID-19 pandemic by saying that; “I continue to remind all Ugandans that COVID -19 is still here, therefore, go to the nearest health centre and get vaccinated. Wear your mask every time you are amidst other people, wash your hands with soap, and keep a social distance. Let us keep safe.”
Besides the CEOs, the retreat was also attended by the Prime Minister Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, plus several ministers and heads of government parastatals.