President Yoweri Museveni has called on the people of Masuliita Sub-County in Wakiso district in particular and Ugandans at large to embrace commercial farming as a sure method towards household poverty eradication.
The President made the call yesterday in Masuliita during the commissioning and hand-over ceremony of the new Masuliita Church of Uganda Parish church building.
The new structure was built in recognition of the contribution by the people of Masuliita towards the then National Resistance Army’s (NRA) struggle in the liberation war of 1981 – 1986.
The Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA) soldiers who occupied the old Church during the protracted armed people’s struggle damaged the old church structure that was commissioned in 1968.
The Bishop Emeritus of Mukono Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Paulo Luzinda, who was the main celebrant, represented Bishop Kityo Luwalira of Namirembe Diocese at yesterday’s occasion.
“I pay tribute to the people of Masuliita, Luweero and those from other parts of Uganda for their contribution during the struggle. The NRM was disorganized by people such as Kiiza Besigye and Amama Mbabazi who never sensitized wananchi over the developments in the country during their tenure in office,” the President said.
He observed that NRM won the struggle because it set up the correct priorities from the start.
He cautioned the new NRM Secretariat officials against failure to deliver services to the people and warned that they would be terminated from office if they fall short of expectations.
On the poverty fight, the President said that the NRM is promoting household incomes through the Operation Wealth Creation.
He more plantings and breeding materials would be supplied to benefit all the people, stressing that every home must have income generation activities through cash crops and livestock rearing.
He urged Ugandans to engage in cost effective enterprises with a view to earning good money.
He expressed confidence that they would meet the set target of poverty eradication in a manner similar to that that led to victory in the protracted armed people’s liberation struggle.