On 7th June 2022 during the state of the nation of Address; President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni informed the Honorable members of parliament that Uganda has attained the entry-level for middle-income status. However; on 29th June; the world bank country manager in Uganda Rosemary Mukami Kariuki came out to refute the submissions of president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Based on her submission, the income per capita in Uganda is around $840 which is quite a way below the threshold of middle-income status.
In response to her submission, the Uganda Bureau Of Statistics (UBOS) has come out to refute the report from the world bank. According to Dr. Chris N. Mukiza, the UBOS Executive director, the data they have at their disposal from the financial year 2021/22; shows an estimated income per capita of $1046.
UBOS claims that the data that the world bank used is from the 2020/21 financial year thus the difference in their reports. The world bank is yet to come out with its final submissions about the matter.