By Vision Reporter
President Yoweri Museveni has said that it’s not true that the entire leadership of the Uganda People’s Congress party were bad but noted that it was the mismanagement of the party that created more havoc to Uganda totally damaging the image of the party and its other leaders who had good intentions for the country.
The President made the remarks while presiding over cerebrations to mark 30 years of Nakyenyi secondary school in Lwengo sub-county, Lwengo district.
Museveni commended the founders of the school, the only Universal Secondary Education school in Lwengo sub-county for their vision to build the school as early as 1983 in one of Uganda’s remotest area targeting the enlightenment of the poorer of the poor and the most remote citizens of Uganda.
He contributed sh50m to the construction of a boy’s dormitory. The president laso commended the religious tolerance and togetherness exhibited by the people of Lwengo where people of all denominations have united for the same cause of promoting literacy in their district. He pledged governments support towards the reconstruction of the school and elevate it to the required modern standards.
He noted that by uniting for the genuine cause the people of Lwengo were fulfilling the Christian teaching that emphasizes loving your neighbor as you love yourself.
Museveni however said that the biggest challenge facing the Ugandan population was household poverty and said that if this was solved the rest would be easy to handle.
“If every household had reasonable income the rest would be fine including fundraising for such a school, it would be done by your selves” he noted.
“How can people who have land be poor? The Americans and Europeans are rich and prosperous yet they have no land, Ugandans are rich but don’t know what they have,” he added.
He advised the people of Lwengo to embark on modern agro production for commercial purposes and said that even with four acres, if one grew fruits, bananas, did zero grazing of dairy cows and poultry he will earn enough income to get out of poverty.
The area member of Parliament Isaac Sejoba who also studied at the school commended the parents for founding the school and enabling its existence for the last 30 years. He appealed to the President and the government to rehabilitate the school and expressed optimism that with the President’s guidance this will be achieved.
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