Is the president mocking the poor in the Busoga region?

The president personally contributed 20 million Uganda Shillings to the SACCO for Kyando Village Residents

Speaking at Kyando in Mayuge District where he presided over the inaugural Bishop Hannington day on Saturday afternoon, President Museveni has registered dismay and apprehension at the rate at which poverty has been intensifying in the Busoga sub-region. 

“I have been peeping through my car window as I traveled here for this function and I kept wondering myself how these people live through this sort of poverty. I have screened through all the areas where I passed but the houses and all other things I have seen have left me wondering how it’s possible for our people to survive through these hard economic conditions,” said Museveni.

President Museveni responded to Deputy Prime Minister Rukia Nakadama (MP Mayuge) who had in an earlier speech reported to him that many people in Busoga had fallen on hard terms and were living a destitute life because the sugarcane project had failed to deliver the desired transformation.

He said that he had seen this so many years ago and preached against overreliance on sugar cane growing which he believes should be left to the rich who can do it on a large scale. Museveni suggested that polarizing palm oil growing should be the best way forward for the transformation of the Busoga sub-region.

He also demanded the strengthening of SACCOs in the region. He personally contributed shs20 million to the SACCO for Kyando Village Residents.

President Museveni also promised to work on the area roads in Mayuge. He also thanked Rebbecca Kadaga for supporting development in Mayuge by putting up a modern hotel near Bishop Hannington Memorial grounds.

 He promised a number of infrastructural developments the government will put in place to boost tourism activities around Bishop Hannington shrine in Kyando Village whose LC1 Chairman he gave Shs 5m to buy a motorcycle to ease his transportation needs as he goes around serving his people.

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