Thousands danced and eat to celebrate the higly publicised royal wedding at different counties of Busoga.
“I have delivered beyond expectation to have the first historical Busoga Royal wedding ceremony take place after 1969.I have United all Basoga to one common cause,”Muvawala said.
“There will be no more poverty in Busoga as we collaborate with corporate entities, individuals and government to launch three signature projects to develop Busoga region going forward,” he added.
But who is Muvawala?
Dr Joseph Muvawala has been the Executive Director of the National Planning Authority a semi-autonomous Agency under the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, charged with developing integrated development plans for Uganda.
Under this job, Muvawala is tasked with managing and handling complex deliverables related to various sectors of the economy, including and not limited to sustainable financial and socio-economic development, evaluation of Government programmes and policies, development of the National Development Plans and monitoring their implementation, advising the Executive on economic policy direction for improved economic growth, among others.
He possesses profound experience in evaluation principles, standards, processes, and methodologies, including demonstrable understanding of state-of-the-art evaluation theories and practices.
Muvawala has provided technical oversight of evaluation of Government programs such as the Universal Primary Education (UPE), the Decentralization programme, Mid-term and End of Term evaluations of the National Development Plans (NDP I and NDP II), various Government projects, Country Strategy Papers, Donor Country Strategies, to mention but a few.
He also has professional experience of over 20 years in development practice and policy formulation, both at the middle level and top management.
These include sustainable financial and socio-economic development, evaluation of Government programmes and policies, development of the National Development Plans and monitoring their implementation, advising the Executive on economic policy direction for improved economic growth.
Muvawala is the Busoga Kingdom Premier and the Chief Country Economist at the African Development Bank
Muvawala completed his PhD looking specifically at the efficiency of Uganda’s Primary Education System.
Muvawala is also Deputy Chairman of the Education Policy Review Commission and Economist.
He previously, worked as Chief Country Economist (Southern Sudan) African Development Bank; Principal Economist (Education) African Development Bank; Assistant Commissioner, Project Formulation, Planning and Budgeting, Ministry of Education and Sports; and earlier, as a Principal Economist (Education Planning and Project Formulation).
Muvawala holds a PhD in Economics, a Master of Arts in Economic Policy and Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Social Administration, all from Makerere University. He possesses professional experience both at middle-level and top management of over 20 years in development practice and policy formulation.
Earlier during the 4th Annual Economic Summit held at Serena Hotel, Kampala under the theme: Mobilizing Domestic Resources for Growth with Jobs, Muvawala threatened to resign his position over the government’s continued failure to implement the Authority’s plans.
According to the Authority’s boss, they spend 80% of their time planning and only 20% implementation is performed. He then stressed that it’s time the government started considering the economy seriously by investing in Uganda’s taxpayers.