In 2007, Cabinet approved the National Vision Statement,
“A Transformed Ugandan Society from a Peasant to a Modern and Prosperous Country within 30 years”
The National Planning Authority in consultation with other government institutions and other stakeholders developed a Uganda Vision 2040 to operationalize this Vision statement and it was launched on 18th April 2013.
Uganda Vision 2040 builds on the progress that has been made in addressing the strategic bottlenecks that have constrained Uganda’s socio-economic development since her independence, including; ideological disorientation, weak private sector, underdeveloped human resources, inadequate infrastructure, small market, lack of industrialization, underdeveloped services sector, under-development of agriculture, and poor democracy, among others.
It is conceptualized around strengthening the fundamentals of the economy to harness the abundant opportunities around the country. The opportunities include; oil and gas, tour-ism, minerals, ICT business, abundant labour force, geographical location and trade, water resources, industrialization, and agriculture.
On the other hand, the fundamentals include: infrastructure for (energy, transport, water, oil and gasThe implementation of Vision 2040 will depend on the actions and measures that we undertake as Government, private sector, civil society and as individuals through short and medium-term National Development Plans.