Museveni Takes Wealth Creation Sensitization to Karamoja


President Yoweri Museveni.
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President Yoweri Museveni will Tuesday and Wednesday be in Karamoja sub-region to sensitize residents on wealth creation, a trip he will as well use to interact with area leaders.

The Head of state was Tuesday 11am scheduled to meet leaders in the Northeastern Uganda area before commissioning a new bus terminal in Moroto town on Wednesday at 11am.

He will then hold a rally in Nakapiripirit at 2pm and conclude his campaign at 7pm with a radio address at Morolinga State Lodge in Napak district.

President Museveni, who is also the national Chairperson for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, is currently traversing the country addressing gatherings in a drive he says is meant to fight poverty among Ugandans.

He recently appointed a group of 46 people to coordinate the wealth campaign containing media coordinators across the four regions of the country to speed up job creation and anti-poverty campaign, especially in the countryside where 68 per cent of Ugandans are still trapped in subsistence farming.

Museveni recently visited West Nile, Tooro and Bunyoro sub-regions as part of the national drive to foster wealth creation at the household level for economic development.

Don Wanyama, the Senior Presidential Press Secretary recently told SoftPower News that the President’s tour is hinged on wealth creation.

“It is a national tour and it is about wealth creation. He will be engaging the leadership on what to do to create wealth for the wanainchi (masses),” Wanyama said.

He said the President will be touring all the 22 sub-regions across the country.

The message on eradication of poverty at household level has been very central to President Museveni’s addresses wherever he goes in the country.

He has repeatedly placed emphasis on the need for households to move from subsistence agriculture to commercial agriculture.

During his New Year’s message, President Museveni said agriculture being the source of income for most Ugandans, households must properly utilize their small portions of land to create wealth.

He highlighted mushrooms, onions, piggery and chicken as some of the projects that low income households can undertake to eradicate poverty.

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