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Take studies seriously, contribute to economy of your country, President tells students

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President Yoweri Museveni has appealed to Ugandan students in Algeria to take their studies seriously bearing in mind that every life has a purpose.

“I can tell you that your country is doing well. The NRM has resurrected the economy and you need to come and contribute to it. Our economy had collapsed and we had to start afresh and today the indicators are there, our tax base is wide and we can fund some of our big fundamental projects’’ he said.

Uganda students in Algeria
Uganda students in Algeria

The President who was recently on a four day state visit in Algeria was addressing student leaders of over 200 Ugandan students currently studying in Algeria. Mr. Museveni lauded the Algerian government for offering educational scholarships to Ugandans especially in the much needed science and technology sector and more in the oil and gas sector as the country enters the oil exploration business.

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The President met the student leaders led by the President of the Uganda- Algerian student’s association Mr. Godfrey Tukesiga.

Mr. Tukesiga commended the President and the National Resistance Movement government for the good leadership that has earned Uganda excellent friendly countries like Algeria that have helped them attain much needed quality education.

They also commended him and the NRM government for the developments and achievements the country has realized in the education, health, transport and security.

Earlier the President had visited a privately owned commercial farm in Algeria as part of his initiative to promote private sector investment in commercial agriculture.

On arrival at the Chabi Brothers farm, President Yoweri Museveni was dressed up with the “BERNOUS”, an Algerian traditional cloth, by the governor of Blida, Mr. Bouazgui Wali Wilaya.
Despite the heavy downpour, the President who was accompanied by Algeria Minister for Agriculture Feroukhi Algra and the governor of Blida, Mr. Bouazgui Wali Wilaya toured the farms’ mini fruits and vegetables exhibition.

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