Ugandans should explore avenues that create wealt, President Yoweri Museveni has advised. The president has als lauded those who sacrificed and those who continue to sacrifice for the good of the country.
The President was speaking to thousands of people who turned out to celebrate this year’s Heroes’ Day at Kasanje playground in Wakiso district which was held under the theme: “Celebrating the courageous heroes that brought the peace and prosperity we are enjoying”.
Mr. Museveni said the Government has put a lot of emphasis on infrastructure development (like roads and electricity) but still has a problem of eliminating poverty amongst some communities.
He further pointed out that development is for all while wealth belongs to an individual, company or corporation.
The President therefore cautioned every citizen to engage in income generating facilities like commercial farming, setting up small scale industries (like maize mills or bakery),service delivery (like exploring public transport-boda boda) or investing in information communication technology to eradicate poverty. “Everybody should engage in wealth creation to fight poverty,” stressed the President.
He also implored citizens to embrace the 4-acre model of agriculture to use the available land effectively. He said one acre can be for piggery, one acre for coffee, one for vegetables and one for fish farming, depending on what one wants to engage in.
On the issue of land evictions, President Museveni warned landlords to stop the illegal eviction of tenants or bibanja owners, saying the act is against the law.
This year’s Heroes Day celebrations at Kasanje was attended by the Prime Minister Rt Hon Ruhakana Rugunda, Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga, second deputy PM Kirunda Kivejinja, cabinet ministers, diplomats, religious leaders, Members of Parliament, representatives from UPDF, Police and Prisons, among others.