Museveni rejects mass rallies, announces Shs50bn Acholi cattle budget

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On his second day of campaigns in Lango sub region, President Museveni interacted with NRM party leaders in Apac District.

He decided not to conduct mass rallies nor hold processions in these campaigns because it would put the public at risk in light of the raging Covid-19 pandemic.

“Our strategy is that I hold meetings with a few leaders who thereafter, together with other party supporters, undertake a house-to-house vote-hunt,” be said.

The president said they must avoid large gatherings and protect our people.

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On issues of Lango, he said government is going to increase the cattle compensation budget to Shs50 billion per sub-region (plus Acholi and Teso) so that we settle this matter once and for all.

Lira City and the other eight districts in this sub-region have fairly good infrastructure.

“However, we are going to rehabilitate the Lira-Kamdini Road, reworking its base.”

The Government is also set to upgrade the Rwenkunye-Apac-Lira-Puranga-Acholibur Road, the length of 191 km.

Meanwhile, besides the now functional MV Kyoga-2 Ferry, the government will add the Zengebe-Namasale Ferry, while the Acwa Bridge has been completed.

“Finally I remind you about the need to shift from subsistence farming to commercial farming so as to improve your household income, and fight poverty.”

He said Operation Wealth Creation has given and will continue to give farmers inputs to help in this drive.

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