Museveni: Mere talk leads to poverty


PM Rugunda receives a cake from the newly wed couple in Ishaka Municipality-Bushenyi district. (Photo by PMPU)


President Yoweri Museveni has implored young couples to emulate diligent and committed leaders to national service in order to develop their young families.

This was contained in a speech read for him by the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda at a wedding ceremony for Ivan Mugumya Kamusiime and Justine Nabasa.

The ceremony took place in Ishaka Municipality-Bushenyi district over the weekend.

Museveni said settling down in marriage was a major guard against many dangers including HIV/AIDS.

“As a young couple, you will achieve much in your lives if you work together,” he said adding “you make a stronger force as you take part in the important process of transforming our society in your different occupations”.

He urged the couple to be God fearing in their marriage, adding that God will not only give them wisdom to build a home but also in their service to humanity.

The bridegroom Ivan Mugumya Kamusiime is a son to the late George Kabirisi, one of the founders of the Uganda Patriotic Movement (UPM) in Ishaka Town-Bushenyi district.

Until his death, the late George Kamusiime was an ardent supporter of the movement.

The President therefore saluted him for his contribution towards the success of the National Resistance Movement and implored the young couple to emulate leaders of this kind.

The President gave the couple 10 million shillings as a starting point towards their development.

He quoted words of wisdom from proverb 14:23 that says: ‘all hard work brings a profit but mere talk leads to poverty’.

Earlier, the Prime Minister met Bushenyi district leaders at Tuza Hotel who briefed him on a wide range of issues affecting the district and the implementation of government programmes.

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