The former president of Tanzania from 2005 to 2016 has yesterday hailed president Yoweri Museveni for his efforts made to liberate Uganda from the former leaders.
Kikwete was speaking to thousands of NRM supporters from across the country who thronged at St. Georgeâ€™s demonstration primary play ground in Kagongo division, Ibanda district to celebrate the liberation day for the soldiers who fought the bush war that lasted for five years.
He noted that Uganda is peaceful under the leadership of Yoweri Museveni.
He revealed that he first met Museveni in Tanzania when he was a student at Dar-es-Salaama University and became his mentor with clean records.
Kikwete commended Yoweri Museveni that he has been a mentor to many presidents in the world and is still continuing to be his closest friend.
President Yoweri Museveni pointed out that Africa has become the origin of man in the history. The early man has contributed many things like fire, iron, crops, hand hoes that have developed Africans.
He asked the people of Ibanda and other areas to practice the modern agriculture by growing more produce for their homesteads and the surplus for sale in the markets.
â€œI urge you to grow more food but not only for stomach,â€ Museveni advised the residents of Ibanda district.
On growing food, Museveni said only 60% homesteads produce Bananas, maize, beans, but advised them to pull up their efforts to reach 100%
He commended the residents of Ibanda district for working hard by constructing the permanent residential houses and commercial buildings, and urged them to double their efforts to buy clothes and textiles for their families and educate their children.
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