The Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has said corruption in government agencies and departments is undermining the implementation of the NRM 2016-21 manifesto.
Speaking today at the launch of the NRM manifesto Week at the Office of The President Auditorium, Rugunda said many of their targets and promises to Ugandans would be achieved beyond the current 80 percent if the government was corruption free.
He however said that government is doing everything possible to fix this shortcoming.
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Rugunda also talked about the delays in acquisition of land and the expensive land acquisition for flagship projects across sectors which he said has also stalled a number of projects as another major challenge.
Last year government had proposed a bill that sought to amend the constitution to allow compulsory land acquisition before compensation.
But the bill faced stiff resistance from all corners of the country, people calling it a ploy to steal their land.
On COVID-19, the Prime Minister who is the head of the National Taskforce to deal with the pandemic said it has also proven to be working negatively against their plans.
He said a lot of resources that would otherwise have gone into other development activities are now being channeled towards defeating the pandemic.