d) JOB CREATION
I. Offer free entrepreneurial courses to the youth in every district geared at promoting self-employment.
II. Develop policies to promote local investors and increased citizens’ participation in infrastructure development. Our nation has the necessary human capital to undertake infrastructure development. Instead of encouraging profit and foreign exchange repatriation, we need to encourage and support our investors to develop
capacity to undertake the infrastructural development work.
III. Allocate more funding to infrastructure development such as roads and bridges in every district in each financial year, which will result in job-creation and a better
standard of living.
IV. Facilitate the establishment of over five million agricultural and agro-processing industries through provision of government incentives such as tax abatements, tax
revenue sharing, grants, infrastructure assistance, low or no interest financing, free land, tax credit and direct financial investments to companies employing more than
75 Ugandans earning a minimum take home wage of Ugx 800,000.
V. Develop policies aimed at providing agricultural production related incentives such as availing public land, seeds, animal feeds and loans through cooperatives to the
youth which will encourage them to engage in Agriculture.
i. Propagate policies that will promote import substitution through providing industrial development related resources and tax incentives to Ugandan entrepreneurs
undertaking establishment of industries associated with the use of our raw materials.
ii. Promote agro-processing mechanisms through technology- sharing, adoption and development.
f) INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
i. Develop a well-designed and timely road maintenance program to ensure that all road networks are in good usable conditions. At a minimum, a full road heavy duty
equipment unit comprising of a roller, water bowser, wheel loader and grader will be availed to every district to facilitate this.
ii. Construct 1,200 km of asphalt roads per annum with a road service life of 20 years.
iii. Undertake policy reforms to ensure reasonable cost-effective expenditure on infrastructure development. The unit cost per kilometer of an average road in Uganda is between 2.5 - 3 billion Uganda shillings, which is excessive compared to Kenya’s 1 billion and Rwanda’s 1.1 billion. The excessive expenditure is an unjustifiable burden on the tax payer.
Job Creation, Industrialization, Infrastructure Development
d) JOB CREATION