President Museveni was Thursday in Bukonzo West Constituency, Kasese District, where he commissioned an irrigation scheme and later addressed a rally at Karambi Primary School in Bwera Town Council.
He thanked the people of Kasese for the warm reception, the area NRM leaders for organising the activities and the area MP, Hon Godfrey Katusabe of the FDC, for supporting them.
“I am glad we had a successful bi-partisan gathering.”
Primarily, Museveni was in Kasese to remind the residents about the NRM formula of improving household income.
“You must differentiate between development (roads, electricity etc) and wealth (your individual income). The government will bring you development in but you must work for your wealth.”
He urged them to implement the four-acre plan that he keeps talking about.
Have several enterprises like coffee growing, dairy rearing, poultry keeping and fruit farming. For those with less land in this area, consider growing high-value crops like apples or pineapples, the president noted.
“About industries, we already have some like Hima Cement here. We are going to revamp Kilembe Mines and encourage more investors to set up shop here. These will provide employment to our people here.”
In order to support agriculture, government will intensify irrigation. The government has rehabilitated the Mubuku Irrigation Scheme and shall support smaller community-driven schemes.
On the question of fishing, it was wrong for the communities here to engage in catching immature fish, he said.
“However, I do not condone use of violence by those checking this vice. I will investigate the allegations of harassment by law enforcers.”
“About animals from the parks invading your gardens, the government is soon erecting an electric fence to stop the animals, especially in areas where the park borders human settlements.”