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President Museveni meets NRM Busoga Leaders

Thursday, 21st, 2017
President Yoweri Museveni has advised National Resistance Movement (NRM) mobilisers to aim at being financially stable and set an example to the rest of the people.
“I want to have cadres who are stable at a personal level. Before you mobilize, first be stable, especially after the elections. Take a year off to develop yourself,” he said.
The President was addressing a meeting of Busoga Region leaders last evening at State House, Entebbe. The delegation, led by Parliamentary Speaker, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, consisted of NRM cadres, widows of Ugandan People’s Defence Forces’ soldiers, Muslim women, Kamuli Dairy Cooperative Group and Wankole Youth Group.
Mr. Museveni advised the leaders to shift from old subsistence farming methods to new commercialized methods of agriculture to be able to cope with the era of making money. He also encouraged them to be calculative and think of using enterprises that can bring in more income that is greater than their expenditure. He also urged the people of Busoga to embrace the four-acre model of production, which he said, would bring in more money compared to only growing maize or sugarcane.
“Most of you plant maize on one acre which brings you about two million shillings in a season. Yes, it has money but you need lots of land, which most of you don’t have, in order to make more money. You should use the four acre model,” he stressed.
The President advised the Wankole Youth Group not to despise farming because it is a good source of income and has the ability to make one rich.
“You say there are no jobs but farming is a job. My real job is being a farmer. Here, I am just a volunteer coming to help the country. I must say I get quite a lot of money from farming,” he told the delegation.
President Museveni assured widows of UPDF soldiers they are entitled to the pension payment of their late spouses. He promised to look into the matter so that they are able to access the funds due to them.
“As far as remember, once your husband dies and you are legally married, you are supposed to get the pension until you die except if you remarry,” he said.
President Museveni promised to contribute Shs.30 million to the Savings and Credit Co-operative Organization (SACCO) of the Muslim Women Group in order to improve further their produce buying businesses. ENDS