President Museveni urges locals in Northern Uganda to switch to commercial farming.
The incumbent NRM party flag bearer President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged locals in Northern Uganda to convert to commercial means of farming.
Museveni made the remarks on Tuesday while meeting NRM Leaders of Agago, Amuru, Gulu, Kitgum, Lamwo, Nwoya, Omoro, and Pader districts.
He said that people need to put aside their subsistence means of farming and adjust to commercial ones to improve their income levels.
“In our quest to transform communities, I urged NRM leaders in Greater Kitgum – that is Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo and Pader and youth groups that I met with in Kitgum District to work from parish to parish, which is the center of gravity of a community, and find out how many people are still engaged in subsistence farming, and insist on converting them to commercial agriculture.”
“If we do that, even with what has been achieved already, the sky is the limit. I was pleased to be in the area (kitgum) when peace and development are now in place,” Museveni said.
Museveni also applauded the people of Acholi region for the progress they have made over the years in safeguarding peace.
He said that Uganda is experiencing the peace that is attracting investors who are helping in solving the challenges of essential commodities, providing employment to Ugandans and also paying taxes to the government.
“Uganda is experiencing peace that is attracting investors who are helping in solving the challenges of essential commodities, providing employment to Ugandans and also paying taxes to the government.”
The NRM flag bearer further called on the locals to vote for the NRM party in the coming elections because it has done more than enough to deserve more years of governance.
“These milestones are not out of the blue, the NRM has deliberately put in place policies to achieve them thus qualifiying it as the only party qualified to run the country.”
Meanwhile, following the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, President Museveni has opted to conduct his campaigns scientifically in favour of mass rallies. This way, he meets only a selected group of leaders per district who later help deliver his message to the locals.