Don’t let oil sway you, says Museveni

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Museveni in Lira town

President Museveni on Friday concluded his wealth creation sensation drive in Lango sub-region, having commissioned new roads in Lira town, addressed a rally at Agali Sub-County, met members of Lira Diocese Mothers Union and concluded with a media briefing.

He thanked the people of Lango for the warm reception and look forward to jointly implementing what was agreed on in the fight against poverty and unemployment.

“We are reiterating the message on wealth and job creation in the zonal tours, as our people risk being misled by malicious and uninformed elements about these important issues,” he said.

Museveni said this is all being done alongside the other development projects such as the municipal road networks that he commissioned in the other towns.

Oil

During the week, Museveni urged the people of Bunyoro, especially the youth not to be diverted by prospects in the oil sector and ignore engagement in job and wealth creation activities.

“Oil is good and it is coming but don’t be swayed from engaging in wealth and job creation activities. Government has identified seven sectors that every Ugandan can get involved in to create wealth and improve incomes,” he said.

The sectors include industries, commercial agro production, ICT and services sector.

Addressing a Press Conference at Masindi State Lodge, Museveni urged the people to exploit the infrastructure in place to create jobs including lodges, restaurants etc that will support the oil sector.

He urged youth engaged in sand and other mineral products to exploit the need for stone pavers for pathways in the district to fill the gap.

During the press conference, the president assured the country that the future of Uganda’s economy is bright.

“The economy is one of the fastest growing economies in the world”, he said.

Responding to the questions raised from the public phone calls and the journalists from Bunyoro media group, the president said that crime on the lakes will be handled as government was planning to install a surface radar system for surveillance and security purposes to monitor lakes.

This was after complaints that Congolese militias killing fishermen on Lake Albert is on the rise.

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