President tells Gomba leaders to empower people to combat poverty

Monday 22nd December 2014
State House PPU

Empower people to combat poverty ’President tells Gomba leaders.

President Yoweri Museveni has strongly urged leaders at all levels in Gomba district in particular and Uganda in general to empower people in their areas through sensitization on how to combat household poverty. He also appealed to leaders not to leave wananchi become spectators of the few households that have heeded the advice of adopting modern commercial farming.

“Leaders must show people the way of wealth creation. It is not just like a football match where you have spectators cheering their teams. We don’t want spectators in wealth creation; all homesteads must get involved,” he stressed.

The President was yesterday afternoon addressing Christians at St. John’s Cathedral, Kasaka in Kyegonza Sub-County, Gomba district in the Central Region of Uganda. The Sunday prayers were led by the Bishop of Central Buganda Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Jackson Matovu.

Mr. Museveni urged the people of Gomba district, whom he praised for improving their lives from the pathetic conditions they were in a few years ago, to a better one currently, to emulate people like a young farmer in Kamengo who has a poultry farm and sells 150 trays of eggs daily fetching him Shs. 43 million annually.

The President also encouraged them to implement the 4 acre modern agricultural plan and have at the back-yard of their households, poultry for eggs, piggery for non-Muslims, dairy cattle as well as fish ponds for those living near swamps. He called on them to support the new wealth creation operation of the distribution by the Army of planting and breeding materials.

“If you do that, Uganda will change,” he observed.

He further pledged to empower the people of the area with skills like the weaving of cloth.

The Minister of State for Urban Development, who is also the Woman area MP, Hon. Rose Mary Najjemba, thanked President Museveni for all government development programmes in her area.

The Bishop of Central Buganda Church of Uganda Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Jackson Matovu commended President Museveni for his support to the Diocese.

Later, President Museveni donated Shs.20 million for the rehabilitation of St. John’s Cathedral Kasaka.

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