By Our Reporter
President Yoweri Museveni has met leaders of Greater Mubende leaders at St. Peter’s Technical School in Kyatelekera Sub-County in Mubende Municipality.
Mr. Museveni who is in a wealth creation country tour pointed out that the lack of prioritization and extravagance as some of the factors that impede development in Uganda.
He said that what is disturbing Ugandans are three things: sleeping all the time, lack of prioritization and extravagance by organising expensive parties.
“This is so wrong when you consider that a big number of Ugandans have remained in subsistence farming, yet we are in modern times that need money,” the President said.
He added: “We must focus on enterprise selection; those with small landholdings should concentrate on intensive farming like growing fruits, poultry, and piggery activities, among others, to increase household incomes. We should also desist from wetland destruction by cultivating in them, but use their periphery for fish farming.”
Regarding infrastructure development, he said government is constructing the Kakumiro-Kagadi road and shall tarmac the Masindi – Kigumba, and Kakumiro – Buhimba roads.
“I am also aware of the rampant land disputes in this region.”
He reminded that during the protracted armed people’s liberation struggle, most of the landlords run away but they came back because NRM brought peace.
“They didn’t do what we advised them not to; collecting excessive rent and not to evict people. But we can come in and resolve all these.”
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