President Museveni has said that if the youth are well oriented, Uganda will have a good future.
The President made the comments during the thanksgiving ceremony for the newly appointed Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs, Hon. Evelyn Anite which was held yesterday at St. Charles Lwanga Grounds in Koboko district.
During the ceremony, the President also witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), an Italian NGO (ACAV), Koboko district as well as a South Korean NGO (KATO) and the Office of the Prime Minister. The MOU is designed to support President Museveni’s initiative on wealth creation to benefit the local community and refugees in Koboko district.
“Anite has got a very important role to play. We shall help her turn the youth into innovative and hard- working people. The youth must learn to be economic. They must be disciplined because the practice is a foundation to success,” the President said. He reminded the gathering that the NRM went to the bush with 27 guns during the liberation struggle and defeated an army of 60,000 men due to discipline. He was confident that Hon. Anite can perform the important and challenging task because she is disciplined.
President Museveni told the people of Koboko district in particular and Ugandans at large that the biggest job was to maintain preventive health adding that the task can be accomplished though the administration of immunization, nutrition, hygiene and behaviour change to prevent diseases resulting from promiscuity. He said that hospitals should take care of the 10% of the illnesses since medical practitioners have testified that 90% of the illnesses can be prevented.
The UNHCR Country Representative, Ms. Neema Wasame, highly commended the President for his personal efforts in promoting peace and security not only in Uganda but also in Somalia and the region at large.