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VP roots for Prosperity-for-All

By Vision Reporter

Added 8th October 2008 03:00 AM

THE Vice-President, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya, has said people should take advantage of the Bonna Bagaggawale (Prosperity-for-All) programme to improve their household incomes and living conditions.

THE Vice-President, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya, has said people should take advantage of the Bonna Bagaggawale (Prosperity-for-All) programme to improve their household incomes and living conditions.

By Frederick Kiwanuka

THE Vice-President, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya, has said people should take advantage of the Bonna Bagaggawale (Prosperity-for-All) programme to improve their household incomes and living conditions.

“Under the Bonna Bagaggawale programme, we don't want you to make money for keeping under your beds but we want you to use it to improve the conditions in your homes,” Bukenya said in Nakasongola on Monday.

The Vice-President, who was touring of development projects, noted that most farmers were sleeping in poorly-built houses without electricity.

“On my way, I saw most homes are not connected to the national power grid yet there are electricity poles everywhere,” he said.

He promised to take solar power to Nakaseke. Bukenya, who was accompanied by Nakaseke MPs, toured projects in Semuto, Kapeeka, Nakaseke and Kasangombe sub-counties.

In Semuto, he promised 400 broiler chicks to a women group. In Kapeeka, he promised to help the residents improve their loan fund and in Nakaseke, Bukenya promised a free heifer and a solar panel to Bulaimu Muwanga, a local progressive farmer.

Bukenya, who continued his tour in Kikamulo, Wakyato and Ngoma sub-counties, said he would start projects worth sh400m to help people generate income.

He advised farmers to start projects that had immediate returns. The Vice president decried the poor saving culture in Uganda. He said as a result, most Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) had a low loan portfolio.

"If I am to borrow from here, I would deplete all the funds, because I borrow not less than sh30m," he said at Kapeeka SACCOs. Earlier, the SACCO management had said their loan portfolio stood at a mere sh19m.

VP roots for Prosperity-for-All

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