By Elizabeth Ankunda
17th March 2023
The Minister for ICT and National Guidance Chris Baryomunsi has credited the Presidential address to Parliament saying it was in line with what Ugandans need.
Baryomunsi says President Museveni’s address held at Kololo Airstrip focused on the social -Economic Transformation of the country, a fundamental issue Ugandans need to transform from subsistence living characterized by poverty to middle income.
Members of Parliament were on Thursday left in disappointment after President Yoweri Museveni failed to address the ongoing Karamoja iron sheets scandal that has touched most of his Cabinet ministers.
Expectations were high that the president, in his address to the MPs, would publicly condemn his ministers implicated in the saga, days after he reportedly directed the police to investigate them with a view to prosecution.
York Alioni Odria, the Aringa North MP, led the calls for the president to address the matter as soon as he stepped out of the presidential car.
However, when the president finished his speech and said he did not want to talk about many issues, MPs shouted “iron sheets” in unison.
According to Baryomunsi, Ugandans should stop focusing on sensational issues and politicking because it does not improve the quality of their lives.