The Ugandan authorities reacted swiftly to the COVID-19 crisis, locking down the economy, saving lives and avoiding a public health crisis. However, the resulting economic and social costs have been high. Per capita GDP growth remains below pre-pandemic levels, poverty gains have been reversed, fiscal balances have deteriorated, and pressures on external buffers remain high.
year’s, in view of borders remaining open and stronger external demand. As underlined under the program, they plan on using contingency measures identified—including reprioritizing non-essential capital projects—to ensure program objectives are achieved in case the new wave leads to revenue shortfalls and higher spending on health.
Containment measures introduced for 42 days announced on June 18
Only vehicles of registered tourists/emergency/security/essential workers are allowed to move
Cargotruckdrivers are tested at land