President Yoweri Museveni has called upon the Bazzukulu to prepare ideologically and physically to continue the struggle of developing the nation.
The President was speaking at the closing ceremony of the ‘Afrika Kwetu’ Trek at Bireembo Technical Institute in Kakumiro District, the last stop and campsite of the 6-day Trek that kicked off on 4th January at Galamba in Wakiso District and ended Thursday.
“I once again thank everyone, especially the Bazukulu,” Museveni noted.
“You have had a new experience, exercised your bodies and lived out of your usual comfort for the past week.”
According to the president, most of the Bazukulu spend time sitting comfortably in Kampala and looking at the internet, others in offices.
“When do you get time to think or look at a different side of things?”
He said the trek has provided a new dimension of life, and given them the much needed physical exercise.
No amount of gym sessions can equal the health benefits of such a trek, he pointed out.
“I, therefore, call upon you not to squander your lives by following a bad lifestyle.”
He said remaining healthy is part of any war.
“If you give away your life to drugs, alcohol and bad sexual behaviour, you will not be around when needed.”
“There should never be an excuse for you not to do anything, I am fit today and can fight anybody because I have chosen a clear behavioural path. Do not be like a flag which wind blows in any direction.”
He urged the young to have an ideology, follow through with discipline to execute that ideology but most importantly prepare enough ideologically and physically.