President commissions new power line in Kayunga district

Saturday 24th March 2012

President Yoweri Museveni has paid a visit to Kayunga district during which he commissioned the new electricity line at Kirindi in Nazigo Sub-County and also addressed 3 separate public rallies.

The new power line will serve the areas of Nazigo, Kirindi and Bukamba. He said that the project is in line with the NRM manifesto and revealed that the Government plans to commission 200 electricity sub-stations in the next five years.

The President emphasized to the people of Kayunga district in particular and Uganda in general to put more of their effort in activities that support the generation of household income so that household poverty is eradicated.

Mr. Museveni noted that wananchi are unable to pay for electricity supply because they lack sustainable means of earning sufficient income. He, therefore, urged the people to spread and fully embrace the message of household income generation through undertaking enterprises that are market oriented as well as ensuring food security in homesteads.

“I urge you to appreciate the need to ensure food security and good income”, he said. The President donated soap manufacturing machines to the residents of Kirindi and also made an inspection tour of Nakatabo youth farm that is engaged in poultry and pepper. He pledged to the youth that he would get their project a reliable system to pump water in order to boost the production of pepper as well as easing poultry activities at the farm. He highly commended the youth for their effort to eradicate poverty.

The Youth leader, Mr. Godfrey Kibuuka revealed that the group has 2 acres of land that sis under pepper cultivation. He assured the President that they have the capacity to produce 600 to 700 kilogrammes of pepper per week per acre during the wet season adding that the group generates a gross income of Shs. 55 million per year per acre from the crop.

Addressing a rally at Nazigo, President Museveni pledged to the residents the government’s commitment to extend power to other areas that neighbour Nazigo. He expressed happiness to note that the government is using locally generated resources to generate and transmit electricity. He told the people of the area that Bujagali power dam will be commissioned in July this year.

He highly commended the efforts of the residents of Nazigo who he said were not only committed to growing food for consumption but are also involved in the production of pepper and pineapples in order to earn household income. He advised them to diversify their income generation activities so that they are able to pay for electricity supply and live better and decent life. He thanked them for voting him and other NRM candidates in the 2011 general elections.

The President assured the people of Nazigo that government will provide clean water to the area adding that it will also facilitate the construction of fruit processing plants in Nzigo in Kayunga, Luwero, Masaka and Soroti districts.

The President later addressed a rally at Kasana in Ntenjeru North Constituency where he too commissioned a power-line. He also toured a ferry landing site and told the people of the area that frogmen will provide expert advice on where and which points the ferry will operate between Kayunga and Kamuli districts.

At another rally held in Bbale, the President said that the people of Namataala will be assisted with funds to enable squatters acquire land from landlords. He advised people who buy land to go in for that which has no occupants and assured bonafide bibanja holders. He told the bona fide bibanja holders not to be scared with evictions. He strongly warned the elements involved in evictions to stop the vice forthwith.

Regarding water, Mr. Museveni pledged provision of 50 bore- holes in an addition to the 10 that were already constructed. He also assured the people of government commitment to provide them valley dams for both domestic and livestock needs. The old ones, he said, will be de-silted, purchase water drilling equipment will be purchased and a technical school built in Kayunga district.

State Minister for the Disabled, Hon. Sulaiman Madada thanked the NRM government for the health centres in the area and requested for posting of more medical personnel to the district.

The Kayunga District Woman MP Aida Nantaba saluted the President fand the NRM Government for the maintenance of peace in the country.

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