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UPC Calls for Improved Education and Health Sector Funding

Sharon Oyat Arach, the spokesperson of Uganda People's Congress (UPC) - courtesy photo

KAMPALA|The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has expressed disappointment with President Yoweri Museveni’s State of the Nation Address, saying it failed to address the pressing issues affecting the country’s citizenry.

According to the spokesperson of Uganda people’s Congress Sharon Oyat Arach, the President didn’t adequately address the concerns of the ordinary Ugandan in the recent state of the Nation address.”We need to prioritize the welfare of our citizens, especially in the education and health sectors.”

Arach highlighted on several concerns, including the low funding for Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE). “The funding is abysmally low, and it affects the quality of education we produce,” Arach said. “We need to revise the funding upwards to improve the quality of education.”

She further called for harmonized salaries for teachers, including arts teachers. “Teachers are the backbone of our education system, and they deserve fair pay,” Arach said. “We cannot continue to neglect them.”

Regarding the health sector, Arach noted the need for a functioning health system with well-facilitated medical staff. “Reports of expired drugs and scarce medical supplies are unacceptable.” She said

Arach added, “We hope the budget speech for 2024 will address these concerns and provide a clear direction for the country’s development. Our citizens deserve better.”

The UPC’s statement comes ahead of the budget speech for 2024, which they hope will address these concerns and provide a clear direction for the country’s development.

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