By our reporter
Police in Kampala have arrested three members of Kampala Arcades Traders’ Association who on Wednesday demonstrated against the national Labour Day celebrations in Agago District in northern Uganda.
The traders claimed that it is not necessary for Ugandans to celebrate the day because they are chocking on high taxes and exorbitant rental fees which has led many business people to close shop.
Police deployed heavily in downtown Kampala to suppress the strike.
Meanwhile, President Museveni in his Labour Day speech in Agago said that for an economy to gain strength, it has to rely on strong private and business sector.
“The United States of America is the richest country, not because of its leaders but because of the business people. Leaders in the US are seasonal, in four years they are looking for a new leader, just playing around,” Mr Museveni said.
The President added that Africa needs to wake up and know that the strength of their respective economies is the private sector.
The president also launched the Employment Diagnostic Analysis Report.
However, Mr Museveni reiterated the need for commercial farming as one of the ways of creating more jobs and fighting unemployment in Uganda.
“Once you engage in commercial farming, you create jobs internally on top of what the foreigners are bringing,” Mr Museveni said.
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