President Museveni has urged Ugandan youth to take up commercial agriculture, entrepreneurship and ICT to create wealth instead of seeking employment from government.
Mr. Museveni was speaking during the commissioning of Equator seeds Factory at Koro Abili Village, Labwoc parish, Koro Sub-county in Omoro District.
Equator Seeds Company is one of the leading full line seed companies in Uganda that provides quality seeds to smallholder farmers. Seeds that improve food security.
Museveni cited Kakira Sugar Works proprietor, Muljibhai Madhvani an example of a rich man who has never worked for government but has gotten rich through investment in agriculture.
“There is much more money in agriculture, factories, services, ICT than working for the government. The youth should be guided that white collar jobs are not as lucrative,” he said.
He said Omoro has a great agriculture potential and urged the youth there to engage in the sector on the commercial basis. “There is great potential for agriculture here (Omoro), however to maximise the benefits, I urge you to do commercial farming,” he said.