Economic experts warn on Uganda’s 14 trillion debt

Economic experts have cautioned government against continued excessive borrowing.

This comes as various stakeholders express concern over the increasing country’s debt which has reached more than 14 Trillion shillings now.

Speaking at a high level multi stakeholder’s public symposium on debt dynamics and debt management, development economist Fred Muhumuza has said continued borrowing at a higher interest rate above the country’s growth rate poses a big risk.

He says prudent debt management for sustainability requires interest rates to be below the real economic growth rate.

Meanwhile executive director Uganda Debt Network Patrick Tumwebaze expresses fear that the country’s debt burden is to grow bigger giving advice on what needs to be done to check the problem