Citizens’ Survey Report on Uganda Vision 2040

Published By UNNGOF |  June 16, 2015

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) launched the first report on Citizens’ Survey on Uganda’s Vision 2040 that captures citizen voices and participation in the realization of the Vision 2040.

Led by Uganda National NGO Forum the survey was conducted in in 34 districts in 15, 980 households. It is largely a beneficiary satisfaction survey related to the services and investments provided by the National Development Plan that will lead to the realization of the Vision 2040. The Survey was undertaken at the conclusion of NDP1 that commenced in 2009. It assessed the contribution of the NDPI to the realization of the Vision 2040 but also identified priorities that the government should lay emphasis on in the subsequent National Development Plans.

Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, Energy, Tourism, Cooperatives, Health and Nutrition, Education and Literacy, Environment and Natural Resources, Transport and Transparency and Accountability were the priority sectors analysed.

Findings indicate that 5 out of 10 households use “tadooba” as the main source of lighting and 8 out of 10 households use the three stone fireplaces for cooking. 7 out of 10 persons did not know of any efforts to promote nutrition at community level.

The findings show that 7 out of 10 persons had ever reported a complaint but only 1 out of 10 had ever had the complaint addressed, 2 out of 10 persons believed Uganda will be corruption-free in the next 10 years, 2 out of 10 household have access to piped water and 1 in 10 farmers have access to some form of irrigation and 2 out of 10 households that practice irrigation pay for irrigation water

The survey shows that Ugandans live in a country with significant unfinished business. We have the best anti-corruption institutions yet we have one of the highest level of corruption in the region. We need to build a lasting human security & significant steps towards economic liberation

“Uganda eliminated cost sharing in health about a decade ago, Uganda still struggles with several poor health indicators; we introduced universal education over a decade and half ago, Uganda still has one of the poorest literacy rates in East Africa,” said Richard Ssewakiryanga, Executive Director, “the NDP needs to address these challenges if we want to Vision 2040 materialised,” he added.

Dr. Abel Rwendeire, the Vice Chairperson – National Planning Authority, pointed out some of the NDP II priorities such as agriculture, tourism, minerals and oils, infrastructure and human capital development.

He added “our country has a very young population that should be prioritized by government for development to occur.”

Uganda Vision 2040 provides development paths and strategies to operationalise Uganda’s Vision statement which is “A Transformed Ugandan Society from a Peasant to a Modern and Prosperous Country within 30 years. The Vision is conceptualized around strengthening the fundamentals to harness abundant opportunities around the country