President Museveni together with First Lady Janet Kataha hosted guests at State House, Entebbe for the Annual Thanksgiving ceremony.
The theme of the prestigious event was picked from Psalms 133:1 “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in Unity”.
Speaking to the gathering, Museveni stated that Uganda is beginning to go over the hill after we started from a low base in 1986.
“We have been trying to get up the hill but with a firm foundation now, the movement uphill is faster and easier.” He stated.
Museveni added that we now have enough electricity, better roads and general infrastructure as Bishop Joseph Abura from Karamoja testified about how easily he now gets to Kampala.
“Ugandans are also working harder. For example we have had a bumper harvest and prices of foodstuffs are coming down. It will help reduce inflation too. Take maize, production has gone up to five million bags from two million bags.” Museveni added.
He further revealed that the major problem now is corruption and we are committed to ending it.
“I can guarantee you we shall defeat corruption. I recently made some announcements but will dwell more on this subject in my New Year message.” He noted.