Government of Uganda

A government is a group that exercises sovereign authority over a nation, state, society or other body of people. The Government of Uganda is generally responsible for making and enforcing laws, managing currency, and protecting the populace from external and internal threats, and may have other duties or privileges in the constitution.

The government of Uganda should provide a clear and predictable legal framework for businesses through regulations which are open and in a transparent system that is applied fairly to all parties. It should also accord support to the private sector as the engine of growth and ensure that the macro-environment is stable. The government of Uganda should be prudent and conservative in its budgetary policy. This can be evidenced by the monetary policies it applies which can be geared towards keeping inflation low and stable for long-term competitiveness and to ensure that savings are not debased. On the same note, it can set clear and transparent ground-rules and ensures that markets are competitive, for example, by ensuring that imports are allowed to come in freely.

The government of Uganda should also invest in infrastructure and manpower, areas in which the private sector is likely to under-invest. It can ensure that the education and training system is geared towards the needs of the economy, with a strong emphasis on providing technical and professional manpower. Similarly, Uganda needs an efficient infrastructure which lowers business costs that make it attractive for investors to come to Uganda.