President urges Kanungu women against land fragmentation, calls for improved household incomes

Wednesday 30th July 2014

President Yoweri Museveni has called on the people of Kanungu to fight land fragmentation saying land, a key asset, once fragmented affects large-scale production.

He urged those with little land to exploit it by investing in high value crops including; coffee, fruits etc, for food and incomes.

The President was yesterday speaking to over 100 women under their umbrella body the Uganda Women’s Efforts to Save Orphans (UWESO) who paid a courtesy call on him at Rwakitura, Kiruhura district.

Led by the woman MP for Kanungu district, Elizabeth Karungi, the women carried gifts for the President and also took time to dance and sing for him, thanked him for the peace and development in their region.

“Government has worked on infrastructure like roads and electricity but you cannot benefit from these if you are poor. You must have enterprises that can enable you earn some money like growing fruits, coffee, poultry, keeping etc that you can sell and get some income,” he said.

The President pledged to immediately follow up the issue of refurbishing the Bwindi Community hospital through the Ministry of Health.

He also directed his staff to follow up the issue of two buses government pledged to Kihihi High School and Bishop Comboni College in Kambuga, Kanungu district.

The Woman MP, Elizabeth Karungi, hailed the President for always mobilizing the women to improve their livelihoods.

She urged the President to push for the opening up of a road between Rubuguri in Kisoro and Buhoma in Kanungu that goes around the national park saying, this will enable tea farmers between the two biggest factories to transport their produce faster.

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