President Yoweri Museveni has cautioned Ugandans to be innovative and implored them to desist from waiting for government programmes.
Museveni said those that are innovative, they emerge billionaires out of commercialized and mechanized agriculture.
Museveni made the remarks at the launch of ‘Kisoboka’ Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (SACCO) pioneered Mityana woman MP Judith Nabakooba and Mityana North counterpart who doubles as the State Minister for Tourism Geoffrey Kiwanda Ssuubi.
The initiative seeks to empower local farmers to improve their lives and boost their household income through improved agriculture.
The SACCO targets over 7,000 Mityana farmers and aims at availing them funds to adopt the best agricultural practices in order to increase productivity.
Museveni said there is need for Ugandans to shift from subsistence to commercial farming as a means of increasing their household income.
After a guided tour arounded Kiwanda’s model plantation farm exhibiting various the modern methods of farming, he lauded him for starting up a model farm and pledged to inject Shs50 million into the SACCO.
He pledged to organize a veterans’ retreat at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi District where they would discuss the challenges affecting them with a view to getting possible solutions to those challenges.
In his remarks the minister asked Museveni to render a hand in changing of peoples’ mindset towards economic transformation of Ugandan economy.