Due to the civil servant strikes of 2017, the Government of Uganda intends to borrow UGX 700 billion to meet demands by civil servants. If the borrowing is realised, Uganda's public debt will increase further. Public Debt has always been very sensitive, owing to the complexities surrounding debt as a form of financing.
Partly, the decision to take public debt is made by a few people, yet its payment falls on all citizens. Uganda's public debt has been steadily on the rise at an average of 2% of GDP per annum since 2010 when it was within 22% of Uganda's gross domestic product (GDP). It is currently estimated at 37% of GDP implying a 2.4% percentage increment from 34.6% in financial year 2015/16.