Meanwhile, the President revealed that he intends to buy a bicycle which he will ride to fetch water from the river for irrigating his crops
Photos by Richard Sanya
President Yoweri Museveni has started an eight days camp in Luwero district in which he will move from house to house to examine the impact of government agricultural projects to individual households.
Before beginning the camp on Saturday, Museveni addressed a rally at Kikunyu, Makulubita Sub County where he swore to use all the means before him to Make Luwero look like Mecca and Rome.
He noted that because of the role Luwero played in liberating Uganda, people from other parts of the country should be looking at the district as a model where poverty has been fought and totally eliminated.
Museveni said he will also set up a model farm at his new home in Luwero where he will use local means of irrigation to show local farmers how to take advantage of water sources in the area to irrigate crops and earn a living.
Meanwhile, the President revealed that he intends to buy a bicycle which he will ride to fetch water from the river for irrigating his crops. He said the bicycle will also help him monitor government programmes.
Museveni explained that many times he wants to see the activities being implemented by government departments while he is travelling but that sometimes, the wind screens of his cars deny him visibility.
It's not a surprise that Museveni is giving Luwero more attention simply because he spent five years in the area during the bush war he fought to overthrow the previous dictatorial governments.
New Vision also learnt that before Museveni chose to go and camp in Luwero, he got a petition from local leaders in the district who were complaining about poverty and under-development of the district.