Jajja Museveni: Uganda is so rich but people are lazy

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Museveni at his Rwakitura farm

President Yoweri Museveni says Uganda as a country is very rich but the only problem is the laziness of Ugandans who have failed to utilise the opportunities.

President Museveni (Jajja) made the remarks Saturday at his Rwakitura farm in Kiruhura district.

The president even took pictures with his enkoroogyi, the headquarters herd of the head of family (nyineeka).

This is different from the branch herds- offshoot herds – known as amashuubi (enshuubi -singular), the president explained.

Jajja insists on rotational grazing to allow the grass to grow and avoid over grazing.

“Why should we have emaciated cattle on account of starvation (poor pasture) with fat over fed owners? This is irresponsible,” said Museveni who considers himself a farmer by occupation.

Museveni who has herds of Ankole long-horned cattle says he is now moving towards zero grazing even for large herds.

He said free-ranging [Kusetura] spoils the grass with the cattle trumping on the grass.

“See how tall the Chrolis guyana (orunyankokoore) is? This has only taken four months to mature.”

He added: “Uganda is so rich. It is a shame that we cannot use the richness optimally because of laziness, indiscipline and being slow in learning the best practices.”

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