KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday 19 will be in Sebei sub-region to continue sensitizing the local on how they can transform themselves through his ‘wealth sensitisation campaign’.
Mr. Museveni has announced that “Tomorrow[Wednesday], our wealth and job creation sensitisation campaign will move to Sebei sub-region.”
On Thursday 20, the president will be in Kamet sub-county, Bukwo district at 2 pm and then in Kapchorwa for a radio address at 7 pm.
Mr. President last week visited a number of districts on the same campaign which included Teso sub-region where he met local leaders at Soroti University grounds.
Addressing the leaders, Mr. Museveni wondered why most Africans suffer poverty yet their continent is rich itself.
“Even when Africa is wealthy in terms of natural resources, there is a lot of poverty around us. This is largely because our people have failed to transition from traditional lifestyles and adapt to the demands of modern times,” said the president.
Like other tours, he emphasized subsistence farming is the main factor why Africans particularly Ugandans are stuck in poverty.
“For instance, 65 percent of our people are still stuck in subsistence agriculture. In the past, this was okay but with advances in economies, it is no longer tenable since it cannot earn them enough income to meet the needs of modernity.”
Mr. Museveni tasked leaders to educate the locals and transform them to adopt commercial agriculture.
“It is, therefore, the duty of every leader to teach our people how to practice commercial agriculture. Leaders should show the people the way because you are a socio-political doctor. You diagnose the challenges your people face and offer solutions,” said Mr. Museveni.
In Katakwi district where he launched an extension of the ICT backbone on Saturday 15, Mr. President urged the residents to utilize the provided peace to develop themselves.
“This peace has enabled the government undertake development projects like building roads, extending electricity, among others. But development is not enough if individuals do not improve their own incomes and livelihoods.”
Mr. Museveni launched a revamped ICT laboratory at Ongongoja Secondary School in Usuk Sub-County. “This will enable students benefit from e-learning services installed by NITA Uganda and UNICEF,” he said.
Among the services installed include Kolibri, educational software that provides world-class content for students, plus examination simulators for a smooth learning curve of all students at Ongongoja Secondary School.