President Yoweri Museveni has implored Ugandans to embrace government’s initiative like Operation Wealth Creation through commercial agriculture and the four-acre production plan in a bid to fight household poverty.
Museveni made the remarks at Kalisizo community playground in Kalisizo Sub-County of Kyotera district during the commissioning of youth who attained skills in tailoring, carpentry and Joinery, welding and weaving, among other courses.
He launched Kasolo Foundation, a private initiative started by the area Member of Parliament who doubles as the State Minister for Microfinance Kyeyune Haruna Kasolo, and launched Kalisizo Women Empowerment group at Kalisizo Town Council.
He commended Kasolo for emulating and putting in place what government has been preaching to Ugandans saying with skills, Ugandans can produce what is imported, “ we have electricity, You need small capital and skills to produce what you have been importing from other countries,”
He cautioned the youth about leading irresponsible life styles that lead them to contract deadly diseases such as HIV/AIDS and alcoholism and advised District Health Officers (DEO) to sensitize people, especially pregnant women and young children, on healthy living.
MR. Kasolo lauded Museveni for the support and development in the district, saying the initiative is intended to help the people, especially the youth, to address unemployment and fighting poverty in his area.