President Yoweri Museveni has asked the country’s intellectuals to wake the sleeping citizens.
Museveni was over the weekend launching the Kitabi Seminary Old Boys Association Cooperative Savings and Credit Society Ltd in Kampala.
“I thank the old students for inviting me. The products of Kitabi are very good. It is good that the White Fathers set up this school.”
He added: “Intellectuals should help wake up the people.”
He said Uganda is very rich but the problem is shortage of knowledge by the population to use these resources to enrich themselves and their country.
According to the president, 69% of the homesteads in Uganda are stuck in subsistence farming.
“That’s where poverty comes from. We should also overcome the hurdle of land fragmentation.”
He said the practice was very dangerous, noting that the family ought to work together, keep the land together and share the profits.
“You cannot have agriculture without industry, which we are developing.”
He added: “If you have pigs, you need a factory for bacon and sausages. If you have milk, you need machines to process it.”
The president asked Kitabi people to help him fight corruption in government.
He then contributed Shs40m to the Sacco and another Shs40m to the sanitation project.
Commissions Agago medical centre
On Sunday, the President was in Agago District where he also commissioned the newly constructed David Fagerlee Medical Centre in Adilang sub county, Agago district.
David Fagerlee, an American businessman from Minnesota constructed the medical facility to help the community access free quality health services.
The medical facility has been equipped with qualified health personnel and modern solar equipment.
Mr. Fagerlee gifted the hospital to Gulu Archdiocese.
His link with the archdiocese was through the Vicar General Monsignor Matthew Odong who invited him in 2009 to witness the opening of Archbishop Flynn Secondary School in Pader district.