President Yoweri Museveni who is also the NRM Presidential Flag bearer today stormed the West Nile Region to a colourful yellow welcome and hopeful message telling supporters, “Am coming to celebrate victory with you.”
Whereas Mr Museveni entered his day one rally in West Nile, his number one competitor Kizza Besigye was in Kyotera where he promised Baganda Federo. He was welcomed by thousands of people that turned up to listen to him Kyotera before he concluded at the landing site.
Museveni who concluded a highly successful campaign trail of Lango region with a message of hope and record of success reiterated his pledge to boost UPE and USE by providing free exercise books, mathematical sets and sanitary pads to keep girls in school. He said parents will remain with the responsibility of providing uniform and food for their children.
President Museveni also assured Ugandans that graduates with no jobs will be retooled in technical skills to create jobs and incomes.
While addressing his supporters at Omach Primry School in Pakwach town council said, Candidate Museveni said the NRM is a party of peace and unity and called for their support to maintain it. “NRM believes in unity of all Ugandans. It does not believe in religious or tribal sectarianism, looking down upon the youth, women and the disabled. We value everybody,” he said.
The President who was welcomed by Chief Odong Mandir, Chairman of Jonam cultural leaders and his deputy Chief Charles Otober advised the people to engage in activities that will bring in household incomes such as poultry and cattle rearing, citrus fruit growing among others.
On employment, Museveni pointed out that many factories in the region are set to add value to the country’s produce such as maize, oils etc. He said this will create more jobs especially for the youth and a market for our produce.