Entebbe-President Yoweri Museveni has urged Ugandans to ensure food and income security through wealth creation projects that are cost effective to fight household poverty.
Addressing members of Amolatar Women Informal Enterprising Group, Museveni advised Ugandans to choose cost effective enterprises such as animal and poultry rearing, coffee and fruit production among other projects that can give them food and incomes security.
“You should know what you can do at your home that can make you earn more money and also have food security,” president Museveni told the group that was led to State House, Entebbe yesterday by the Amolatar Member of Parliament, Caroline Okau by the Amolatar Member of Parliament, Caroline Okau.
According to the Press Statement issued by the Presidential Press Secretary, Linda Nabusayi, Mr Museveni also urged parents to support their children to acquire skills that empower them to get employment.
“Education that enables one to speak English is good, but you must have skills in order to get jobs. Get skills that the society wants or can buy easily. Skills are a form of wealth as they enable people to get jobs and empower one to be wealthy,” he said.
He also warned the people against imbibing too much alcohol and having immoral life styles, saying they are an abuse of one’s health.
The President told the meeting that Uganda is now peaceful because of the capacity the National Resistance Movement has built, noting that currently there access to electricity, developed infrastructure such as road and ferry services, schools, and health centers, and pledged Shs288million towards the completion of various grain milling machines in Amolatar district.
The President also lauded faith-based groups, saying they are fully involved in the fight against poverty and urged Christians and Moslems to be role models in the wealth creation campaign.
The delegation pledged their total support to President Museveni in the 2016 general elections as their sole candidate. They also commended him for supporting the people of Amolatar district and the Women Group in particular.