Museveni to address nation, opposition demands answers

While Ugandans anxiously await the State of the Nation Address, some opposition lawmakers have criticised President Museveni for doing nothing to address the nation's deteriorating economic and security conditions.

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In his State of the Nation speech this afternoon, President Museveni is expected to inform the public of the real, long-term answers to the issues that they are now facing.

Nansana municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Wakayima Musoke asked, "We have found that several students are leaving school early due to financial reasons, and we want the President to explain this to us because which country will not have educated people? What is the Government doing about the exorbitant cost of education?”

The MP for Kyadondo East, Muwada Nkunyingi, has advised the opposition to skip today's address saying that all of the issues presented earlier by the opposition have never been addressed.

Nkunyingi asked, "What has he [Museveni] done? The concerns we have been voicing have been continuous, the kidnaps, human rights violations, there is no rule of law in this nation.”

A wide range of Ugandans are also hoping that President Museveni will discuss the high cost of living and high food prices in today's State of the Nation address.

Many of the people are anxiously anticipating hearing the President discuss the rising insecurity and institutionalised corruption that still plague his administration 37 years after he assumed office in 1986.

The president will deliver the customary speech against a backdrop of a nation dealing with a weak economy and high unemployment rates.

Additionally, he is anticipated to emphasise any successes in relation to the pledges he made in his speech from the previous year.

The 3rd Session of the 11th Parliament will begin at the ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m. at the Kololo ceremonial grounds.

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