Ugandans should brace for hard times, with economists agreeing that the country could either be in a recession or is headed to one. The experts say the three-pronged attack of the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and climate-related shocks permanently damaged Uganda’s economy.
Now that the Eurozone and the US are also headed into a recession, Ugandans should tighten their belts because they are the country’s key trade partners. When economies get depressed, they impact local commercial and financial activities that are hit hard.
A recession is a period of temporary economic decline, during which trade and industrial activity are reduced. It is generally identified by a fall in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in two successive quarters.
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