MOROTO – President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday 12 commissioned a bus terminal in Moroto Municipality, Moroto District.
Mr. Museveni, who was in Karamoja region on his wealth creation campaign, said that the commissioned bus terminal has restaurants on the upper floor, modern toilet and bathroom facilities.
“I have commissioned the bus terminal in Moroto Municipality, Moroto District,” said the president.
“This bus terminal will have restaurants on the upper floor, modern toilet and bathroom facilities, a ticketing office and will be able to accommodate at last 16 (Sixteen) busses at a time,” he revealed.
The president added that this terminal will reduce congestion on the roadsides as most of the passengers had no clear place to board buses.
“With this terminal, we shall be able to organise bus operators here and reduce congestion on the roadsides.”
According to the president, the country’s income will also be stipulated as the road from Soroti to Moroto will attract tourists.
“Also, with a very smooth road from Soroti to Moroto, which we are stretching to Kotido, we are able to attract local and foreign tourism,” he said.
“With tourism earnings, our people here will be able to improve their standards, while others will be employed directly and indirectly. This fits well into my agenda on wealth creation. I hope that the wanainchi can use this infrastructure to get themselves out of poverty,” noted Mr. president.
Early this week, the president was in Karamoja on his wealth creation campaign. He met leaders of the sub-region at Boma Grounds in Naitakwai, Moroto Municipality and lectured them on different angles of creating income.
Mr. Museveni said that his mission is to familiarize the locals with wealth creation as the way of fighting poverty.
“I met leaders of Karamoja sub-region at Boma Grounds in Naitakwai, Moroto Municipality to familiarise them with my wealth creation agenda, so they can ably relay it to our wanainchi,” said the president.
He educated that much as peace and infrastructural development are needed, income is more important, thus encouraging people to focus more on commercial farming.
“Just like I have said elsewhere; having peace, infrastructural development is not enough, we must add household income. I urged the people of Karamoja to abandon subsistence or farming for the stomachs.”