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Posted by SALVE (Questions: 21, Answers: 9)
Asked on May 1, 2017 9:51 am
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Implementing planed programs in the community
(Frank(Uganda) at May 25, 2017 10:55 am)
economic improvement can be felt by everyone through dividing responsibilities among people and involving local leaders planning
(kakaire(uganda) at May 25, 2017 11:14 am)
economic improvement can be felt by everyone through planning with people in community
(waiswa(uganda) at May 25, 2017 11:18 am)
Who do you think can be the first to start projects and then involve the local communities? Charities? local governments? Ngos? Educated people?
(Irene at May 25, 2017 11:21 am)
Taxes have to be reduced to a lower level so that the poor can also afford to sustain themselves economically and have some surplus to save.
(Lugave yusuf at May 25, 2017 11:21 am)
economic improvement can felt by everyone through sharing political idealogies among the people
(chebet(uganda) at May 25, 2017 11:23 am)
Those in authority should stop exploiting the common person at grass-root level, for instance by hiking prices of essential commodities. By so doing the common man will have some money to save.
(Zulaika- Jinja Uganda at May 25, 2017 11:25 am)
the government should consider poor people with low income so that they can be in the same level with those who earn more.
(Carol uganda at May 25, 2017 11:36 am)
Sharing economic wealth will always be unpopular with those that are already rich. The test of character is if someone is still in favour of sharing wealth even when they already have it.
(Will S at May 25, 2017 11:41 am)
We agree with Waiswa’s comment that involving families and the community in economic planning has the best results.
(Retrak_Charity at May 25, 2017 11:48 am)
The government should improve on small scale business where most poor people are involved in so as to increase on their profit to improve their well being and reduce on corruption too on the funds which run the projects
(Carol uganda at May 25, 2017 12:01 pm)
Resources should be equally distributed in the community for everyone to enjoy not living it to only the known and corrupt people.
(Yusuf(Uganda) at May 25, 2017 12:27 pm)
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The problems of inequality are international. The rich everywhere generally do not need to work so hard because they have huge savings and a comfortable life. It is the poor that work the hardest, because if they are sacked then they will suffer a lot and may not have money for food and to live. Those who want equality need to work towards a more fair system across the world.
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Posted by alex (UK) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1715)
Answered on May 25, 2017 12:56 pm
Corruption causes the poor to stay poor and the rich to get richer. In essence, the rich can afford to buy money (contracts, services etc).
(Chaffinch at May 25, 2017 3:15 pm)
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I think we need to help everyone get a fair chance by ensuring everyone has access to education and the resources they need to succeed, and addressing any specific inequalities as best we can.
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Posted by Suzie (Questions: 0, Answers: 1715)
Answered on May 25, 2017 12:34 pm
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Distribution of funds equally needs to be important to everyone in order for those changes to be made
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Posted by Jill (Questions: 0, Answers: 1715)
Answered on May 25, 2017 12:14 pm
Who is responsible to distribute these funds? Many people here seem to think the government. But what if your government are the rich people who dont want to distribute out of self interest?
(Winnie UG at May 25, 2017 12:23 pm)
Encourage people to work hard without thinking of donations and support from other people
(yusuf(Uganda) at May 25, 2017 12:38 pm)
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I think the fact that the 8 richest people in the world currently have the same amount of wealth as 50% of the world’s population (the 3.6 billion poorest people) is something that urgently needs addressing. The fact that all 8 of those people are men is also something worth thinking about. Right now our economic system is helping the rich to keep growing more wealth. So I think we need to rethink our economic system – for example what if all businesses were aiming for maximum social benifit rather than maximum profit?
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Posted by Nicola (UK) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1715)
Answered on May 25, 2017 12:08 pm
If people werent planning to profit would they still work hard?
(dennis USA at May 25, 2017 12:13 pm)
Social workers prove you are wrong Dennis as they work hard not for personal profit but to profit their nation
(Winnie UG at May 25, 2017 12:20 pm)
the wealth that the rich have is so huge… this means the rich have too much power over everyone else. they can use this money to make governments do what benefits the super-rich and hurts the poor
(alex (UK) at May 25, 2017 12:42 pm)
Ending #corruption comes from the top. Those with power need to improve their morals. People need to stop viewing ’loopholes’ as excuses. If individuals stand up for morality, the leaders have to act or they lose their power/lose their followers.
(Chaffinch at May 25, 2017 3:16 pm)
Leaders rely on followers. Politicians need voters. Businesses need customers. Maybe individuals should condemn #corruption openly.
(Chaffinch at May 27, 2017 9:29 am)
If individuals stand up for morality, the leaders have to act or they lose their power/lose their followers.
(Chaffinch at May 27, 2017 9:29 am)
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Improving education to ensure more people can access better paid jobs; encouraging companies to more equitably pay staff; higher taxes for private companies; more open and transparent benefits for people living in areas with high natural resources; better trade deals for developing countries; reducing levels of corruption so social services can be enhanced
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Posted by Euan UK (Questions: 0, Answers: 1715)
Answered on May 25, 2017 11:40 am
Wow. Euan, I think you gave it all.
(Frank (Uganda) at May 25, 2017 11:43 am)
So how can we make these ideas happen? Since we are not the government what can we do as people?
(dennis USA at May 25, 2017 11:51 am)
Maybe by joining ngos, think tanks, international organisations…associations that can change things, even if it would be a slow step by step process
(Irene at May 25, 2017 12:02 pm)
t’s about ensuring improvements enable wider impact – mirroring much of what Euan has said but investing in education, vocational/apprenticeship work, making housing accessible to those in need, ensuring inflation is counterbalanced with salaries/income, providing free healthcare & enabling those without to access this particularly when it comes to sexual health.
(Emma (UK) at May 25, 2017 3:10 pm)
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We are live in Uganda having a great debate with the world!
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Posted by SALVE (Questions: 0, Answers: 1715)
Answered on May 25, 2017 11:30 am
Teaching people how to utilise their resources that they have been given
(Joel Uganda at May 25, 2017 11:42 am)
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The team and children are very excited to be part of this! We will not be able to participate much today but will get very involved next month when we have translators and more time to organise our own debate. Looking forward to hearing next months topic and hope it goes well this Thursday!
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Posted by Dorine (Moroccan Children's Trust) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1715)
Answered on May 25, 2017 11:27 am
Thank you for letting us know. It can be quite difficult if you have no translators in the house so we can understand that. Can’t wait to debate with you all next month.
(Sam (Uganda) at May 25, 2017 11:46 am)
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I think we need to get our leaders on to this. They should always mind about the less economically empowered when giving Jobs in the factories built. Our problem is that we are good at giving jobs to people who have especially if they can afford to bribe us. Corruption has to be checked
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Posted by Sam (Uganda) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1715)
Answered on May 25, 2017 11:20 am
How can we check corruption then Sam? Especially where money is involved?
(Deborah UK at May 25, 2017 11:23 am)
This needs when the people giving out Jobs are having high levels of integrity and honesty so that they don’t sell the jobs of the poor to the rich
(Frank (Uganda) at May 25, 2017 11:25 am)
Deborah, Am glad you asked. Corruption has eaten us everywhere but if we keep on being honest and also encouraging others to be, we can have a mile to go. The only problem is that we focus on only people who are corrupt and fail to recognize the honest ones for their honesty hence giving up. We need to show people about the good things in being honest and having integrity.
(Sam (Uganda) at May 25, 2017 11:51 am)
We need to decentralise the power of the leaders
(yusuf Uganda at May 25, 2017 12:15 pm)
Give accountability back to the beificiaries in the community on their programmes
(Ashiraf Ug at May 25, 2017 12:16 pm)
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I think that there should be a sliding scale of taxation where wealthier people pay higher levels of tax and this contributes to a good health and education infrastructure system which everyone can enjoy and benifit from.
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Posted by Helen (UK) (Questions: 0, Answers: 1715)
Answered on May 25, 2017 10:30 am
i think economic improvement can be felt by everyone through working hand in hand by the policy of the govenment for future development
(jerry at May 25, 2017 11:26 am)
But how can you help the government to hear you if you are poor Jerry?
(Tim UK at May 25, 2017 11:29 am)
Those doing badly economically should be empowered either economically or materially by government so that the gap between those who have and those who don’t have is bridged up.
(Mercy from Jinja Uganda at May 25, 2017 11:36 am)
i think sliding scale of taxation can work cause we are improving the health and education sector
(waiswa(uganda) at May 25, 2017 11:39 am)
There should be a minimum wage for all
(Julius Uganda at May 25, 2017 11:41 am)
Mercy what is the government is corrupted? do you think it would act good? how can things can change if the government is not willing to change them?
(Irene at May 25, 2017 11:42 am)
scaling taxation dont you think will be discrimination to others
(Khan(Kenya) at May 25, 2017 11:43 am)
Hi Khan – I don’t think paying more tax if you earn more is discriminatory. You contribute more to public infrastructure, but this also benefits you, as you use this infrastructure and it also means that the society you live in is a more humane and has a higher quality of life. However, I think this system only works in countries where people trust that the government will invest this money from tax revenue in public infrastructure.
(Helen at May 25, 2017 11:55 am)
By creating jobs to people
(Mercy from Jinja Uganda at May 25, 2017 12:25 pm)
By developing industries for people in the country so that they can secure jobs
(Zulaika from Jinja Uganda at May 25, 2017 12:37 pm)
I agree with this – how to achieve it is difficult as the super-rich have too much power. It can only happen if the public are organised and push the government into making better decisions.
(alex (UK) at May 25, 2017 12:44 pm)
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Money is power and power brings more money. You can’t share wealth without sharing power. It needs a change of mind set by leaders to see their role as sharing out good things rather than keeping all for themselves.
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Posted by Mr Cool Kenya (Questions: 0, Answers: 1715)
Answered on May 25, 2017 9:53 am
What about the idea of sharing power as well as sharing money? For example in a cooperative? If we all had access to education do we still need leaders or can we all work together and lead together?
(George UK at May 25, 2017 11:32 am)
This is a great insight
(Anonymous at May 25, 2017 11:38 am)
Could it be that all leaders that are put into power are first tested before given power and authority.
(Nuhu(Uganda) at May 25, 2017 11:48 am)
Bridging the gap may necessarily require people to have the heart for one another in that for instance if ones neighbor has nothing to eat sharing out promotes the well being of those in need. In a similar way the so called rich people would give the poor in order to aid their well being.
(Birungi-Jinja Uganda at May 25, 2017 11:49 am)
teach leaders what leadership is
(ashiraf k (uganda) at May 25, 2017 11:51 am)
The ruling government should ensure that jobs are created for the unemployed citizens in the country by promoting industrialization. When citizens get jobs it will imply that their economic status will be healthy.
(Zulaika-Jinja Uganda at May 25, 2017 11:58 am)
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As a society maybe we need to set a limit on what level of wealth is acceptable for one family to have. Above that limit they must donate to organisations or directly to poor people.
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Posted by Jules Uganda (Questions: 0, Answers: 1715)
Answered on May 10, 2017 8:05 am
But that limit would be different for different countries with different costs of living and who would police it?
(Tim UK at May 10, 2017 8:07 am)
Maybe its more about changing attitudes so people want to give away their money and dont want to be mega rich?
(Sasha UK at May 10, 2017 8:08 am)
It is good to divide responsibilities equally among leaders
(Nuhu(Uganda) at May 16, 2017 11:11 am)
Beginning developmental projects like farming
(Ibra(Uganda) at May 16, 2017 11:12 am)
Leaders should help local communities start up small groups where start up kits are provided to them
(Ivan(Uganda) at May 16, 2017 11:13 am)
Build and improve infrastructure like roads
(Matia(Uganda) at May 16, 2017 11:15 am)
Sensitize leaders on how to resource mobilize for their people and communities.
(Ken(Uganda) at May 16, 2017 11:19 am)
Improve on the educational systems that will benefit all
(yasin(uganda) at May 16, 2017 12:00 pm)
Avoid corruption and arrest people who embezzle funds for projects
(Brian(uganda) at May 16, 2017 12:02 pm)
We simply need divine intervention in this matter as there’s no man who can dare change the situation.
(Godffrey-Jinja Uganda at May 18, 2017 4:53 am)
Need global regulations to end the corrupt kleptocracy
(Mel at May 25, 2017 10:01 am)
Jules, Wont people start hiding their wealth just to survive a cut off for charity. How can we make that if this is implemented, we have everyone on it without way out
(Frank (Uganda) at May 25, 2017 11:14 am)
To leave it all to God seems like we are washing our hands of responsibility. Should we leave people to miss their potential because of poverty as we wait? And if so for how long should we wait?
(Deborah UK at May 25, 2017 11:15 am)
The poor should have self employment so that they can get more profit to improve on their well being so that they can be able to get their basic needs like the rich people
(Yusuf uganda at May 25, 2017 11:51 am)
i think donating to the poor is good but the limit to the family wealth is not good
(waiswa(uganda) at May 25, 2017 12:00 pm)
if the limit of the family wealth is to be put into consideration it means that there would be no way to help the poor people cause the money will be reduced in the family
(waiswa(uganda) at May 25, 2017 12:07 pm)
Need worldwide agreement in regulation. Futile to let rich break the law.
(Mel at May 25, 2017 12:09 pm)
How do we get worldwide agreement Mel??? How do we stop the rich breaking the law?
(Winnie UG at May 25, 2017 12:21 pm)
By protecting people
(Anonymous at May 25, 2017 12:42 pm)
Economic inequality solidifies the power disparity and softens the voice of discontent
(J at May 25, 2017 12:46 pm)
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We need to stop giving jobs to our friends and family members but give them out fairly to the people who have studied hard and deserve them
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Posted by Ronnie UG (Questions: 0, Answers: 1715)
Answered on May 10, 2017 8:03 am
Involve other people in the planning process
(Henry(Uganda) at May 16, 2017 11:58 am)
Education but also connecting people to the workplace (effective transit) & removing barriers to employment (such as ban the box)
(Jeff at May 25, 2017 10:29 am)
Education is the key – when education is shared, jobs and economic wealth follow.
(Will S at May 25, 2017 11:40 am)
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We need to focus attention on girls and women. They are the ones who most miss out on having land, good jobs and savings. So we need to find more ways of including them.
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Posted by Sasha UK (Questions: 0, Answers: 1715)
Answered on May 10, 2017 8:02 am
I think many men miss out too Sasha
(Steven (Uganda) at May 10, 2017 8:09 am)
There should be clear objectivity that is set for improvement
(Khan(Kenya) at May 16, 2017 12:06 pm)
There should be women emancipation so as to help because sometimes women are strict when it comes to their action for development.
(Aaron(Uganda) at May 16, 2017 12:09 pm)
Gender inequality is a very big issue in development. Women have to be empowered and emancipated, they need to self-sustaining and not rely on men to survive, so that they could be indipendent. Project like start-up or self helps groups for women have to be implemented so to give them a possibility to empower themselves.
(Irene at May 19, 2017 9:03 am)
But it is also important to ensure that men and boys from marginalised communities are not further marginalised through the empowerment of women. Yes women need to be emancipated but both men and women need to be taken forward as part of the development intervention process.
(S (UK) at May 25, 2017 11:11 am)
Women do suffer the most from income inequality. Attitudes to women need to change all around the world, as well as rules around inheritance, and the legal system needs to protect them more. These things are difficult to change, and men need to help women to have equality.
(alex (UK) at May 25, 2017 12:49 pm)
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What do you think?

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Posted by SALVE (Questions: 21, Answers: 9)
Answered on May 1, 2017 9:53 am
Maybe it never will? Throughout history there have always been rich and poor people. That is how the world works.
(Tim UK at May 10, 2017 8:06 am)
I think this is attitude i believe all people can if there was a way people start changing their attitudes about themselves
(Paul (uganda) at May 16, 2017 12:13 pm)
I think education in this sense it is very important and it could be the way to start changing attitudes. Good education is a key element for people to act good and be empathic.
(Irene at May 19, 2017 9:06 am)
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