Museveni to Urban Authorities – stop begging and look for alternative sources of revenue

President Yoweri Museveni has advised urban authorities to stop begging and look for alternative sources of revenue instead of waiting for grants from the central government.

Museveni was last evening officiating at the annual general meeting of the Urban Authorities Association of Uganda in Masaka town.

He also challenged urban authorities to create jobs for the growing youthful jobless population in their area before they become a problem to the country.

On the recent policy directive barring urban authorities from collecting daily dues from taxi operators, Museveni said that it was unfair to over charge taxi operators since they pay other taxes to government.

He however, promised to meet urban council authorities to hear their side of the story like he did to taxi operators last week.