Moyo-Obongi County Member of Parliament and opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) stalwart Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, has hailed President Yoweri Museveni for ‘his good leadership and work that has greatly developed the country’.
“Although I belong to the opposition Forum for Democratic Change, I am impressed and always supportive of the President’s views on national development as well as his Pan-African agenda.” Fungaroo said.
Adding “It does not matter whether I am from FDC but your views on Pan-Africanism are unquestionable and I have liked them since my secondary days at St. Mary’s College Kisubi and I am also fully supportive of your government programmes because I never mix politics with development,” Fungaroo, who was speaking at a rally addressed by the President, said.
During his address, President Museveni emphasized the teaching of production skills, saying that would help fight poverty and unemployment in Uganda especially among the youth.
“Young people need skills to be able to be employed or to employ themselves, you need to acquire practical skills such as computer skills, carpentry, pottery, metal works, motor mechanics, weaving and farming skills and engage in production and employ yourselves and get rid of unemployment and poverty” he said.
The President, who is on a four-day wealth creation campaign in West Nile and Northern region, said his mobilization campaign aims at ensuring that each household has an income generation activity.
The President noted that government has endeavored to avail infrastructure like roads, electricity, ICT and services in education, and health, which Ugandans should utilize to raise income and better their living.
“The country will not realize meaningful development if people don’t exploit these development initiatives to improve their incomes. It is improved income at each individual household level that can quickly translate and lead to national growth and transformation,” he said.
He appealed to Ugandans to engage in modern agro production that is profit oriented and produce to guarantee food and income security noting that modern life demands go beyond food thus the need to produce for the market.
The President urged Ugandans to safeguard the prevailing peace and security in the country saying that was fundamental for development.
“I am happy that there is peace in the entire country which all of you contributed to, please safeguard it because with peace the rest of the work will be made easy” he noted.
The President also cautioned people about the deadly Hepatitis B, saying the disease is sexually transmitted and can be avoided if people exercised sexual discipline and avoided promiscuity. He encouraged people to go for medical tests, get vaccinated against the virus and revealed that the government had allocated Shs5billion towards the fight against Hepatitis B in the 11 districts of Uganda that have been hit hard by the disease including the West Nile districts of Yumbe, Adjumani, Moyo and Arua.
Earlier the President commissioned the newly built Riyadh Mosque of the Obongi Muslim community and pledged Shs50million shillings towards its completion.