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Museveni embarks on two-day visit to Rubirizi district

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th September 2018 03:44 PM

The President highly commended the people of Rubirizi for embracing coffee growing on a big scale

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The President highly commended the people of Rubirizi for embracing coffee growing on a big scale

President Yoweri Museveni has said that every individual in all the communities in the country must play a part in the struggle to uplift each person’s wealth status.

The President was on Thursday sensitising residents of Katerera and Bunyaruguru counties in Rubirizi district, on the economic methods to embrace so that each individual in society uplifts one’s wealth status. He is in the district for a two-day tour.

“National development that rotates around the construction of roads, electricity, education and health facilities, among others, can be useful to a population that has a source of income at household level as those facilities enable their proper utilisation by the people,” he said.

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he resident also unveiled a plaque at aterera atholic hurch  hotoThe President also unveiled a plaque at Katerera Catholic Church. PPU Photo

 

Addressing a public rally at Katerera playgrounds, Museveni highly commended the people of Rubirizi for embracing coffee growing on a big scale and urged them to add on fruits, piggery, poultry, fish farming and zero grazing especially for people with small pieces of land.

He encouraged them to embrace the newly introduced system of irrigation scheme that would enable farmers to grow crops all the year round. He further called on the residents of Rubirizi District to cherish their lives adding that “a healthy life is wealth.”

useveni meets muslim leaders from aterera  hoto Museveni meets muslim leaders from Katerera. PPU Photo

 

Regarding communications, Museveni said that major roads like the one from Kabwohe in Sheema district and Bwizibwera in Mbarara district to Nsiika in Buhweju district and that from Ibanda district to Matsyoro in Kamwenge district on to Rwenzaza and to Kyambura in Rubirizi are planned for tarmacking. He said that that the section of the road from Rubirizi to Kasese is currently undergoing rehabilitation.

Earlier, Museveni inspected Katonya Irrigation Scheme in Katerera County. The scheme, still in its formation, covers 250 acres of land and when operational, it will support production of various crops such as onions, fruits, bananas and coffee, among others.

 

useveni inspected atonya rrigation cheme in aterera ounty  hotoMuseveni inspected Katonya Irrigation Scheme in Katerera County. PPU Photo

 

He also offered 300 roofing iron sheets and 500 bags of cement for the construction of Kacu mosque alone; 300 iron sheets and 300 bags of cement to Kacu Primary School; Katerera Area Cooperative Limited which deals in maize milling received a brand new milling machine and a Fuse lorry while Kyamwiru Catholic Parish that is under construction received sh250m.

The area Member of Parliament, Habib Katoto, asked government to inject more funds in the development of the health facilities.

He also appealed to Uganda Wildlife Authority to come to the rescue of the residents who face the challenge of game animals that destroy their crops and are not compensated.

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