Museveni claims SDGs are Africa’s problems he diagnosed

President Museveni has told world leaders gathered for the United Nations summit in New York that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which the world body adopted a year ago, mirror the 10 bottlenecks he identified to be impeding Africa’s development.

In his addresses delivered around midnight (Ugandan time), Mr Museveni described the SDGs as “a different way of diagnosing and providing a prescription for the problems of under-development.”
“… we are happy that, at last, the global agenda captures most of the ingredients necessary for growth and transformation of societies as happened in the past for those societies that pioneered the Industrial revolution. In particular, the inclusion of energy on the list of the SDGs is a departure from the past global agendas,” he said.

World leaders are attending the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) under the theme: “The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world.” The UN adopted the 17-point SDGs under Uganda’s chairmanship.