Speech by The Nnabagereka HRH Sylvia Nagginda Luswata on The Role Of Ugandan Women In Sustainable Economic Development at The 5th Uk-Uganda Trade And Investment Convention on 12th September 2015 at Troxy, London.
Theme: Turning Growth Into Prosperity
…We have all heard and read growth statistics, which mean a lot to macro-economists and scholars but do not always help us understand whether ordinary people are actually becoming happier and more prosperous.
I do not intend to get into a detailed analysis of the gap between the statistics and the perception of ordinary people. I am sure that there are several experts who will be doing that. Rather, I want to applaud the organizers for their insight into the fact that growth statistics only give a two dimensional view of the effect of investment on our society.
If growth is to be truly meaningful and sustainable, all of the people must buy into that growth. For growth to be meaningful and sustainable all people must feel that the growth brings them a direct benefit in the form of prosperity. …