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By Vision Reporter

Added 25th May 2008 03:00 AM

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni did not address the problems of West Nile region during his recent tour, Obongi MP, Hassan Kaps Fungaroo has said. Addressing journalists at Zawadi hotel on Saturday, Fungaroo said Museveni did not address the problems facing the people, especially those of Adjumani a

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni did not address the problems of West Nile region during his recent tour, Obongi MP, Hassan Kaps Fungaroo has said. Addressing journalists at Zawadi hotel on Saturday, Fungaroo said Museveni did not address the problems facing the people, especially those of Adjumani a

Museveni tour criticised

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni did not address the problems of West Nile region during his recent tour, Obongi MP, Hassan Kaps Fungaroo has said. Addressing journalists at Zawadi hotel on Saturday, Fungaroo said Museveni did not address the problems facing the people, especially those of Adjumani and Moyo districts.

“How can you tell a Madi to plant mangoes for poverty eradication when he does not have good roads or electricity for storage, knowing that mangoes are highly perishable?” he said. Fungaroo, a member of the main opposition party, Forum for Democratic Change, said instead of repairing the Pakwach railway to connect the country with southern Sudan, Museveni talked about things that could instead make the poor man poorer.

UPC calls for agric boost
The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has asked the Government to double the funds allocated to agriculture in the next budget. Addressing journalists yesterday, the party officials advised the Government to increase the agriculture budget to not less than 10% of the national budget if the Prosperity for All scheme is to achieve the intended objective of reducing poverty in the country.

“Many countries including Canada and Denmark have become developed because of agriculture. Uganda’s comparative advantage is in agriculture,” said UPC vice president Livingstone Okello Okello

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