It was handed over by the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Kabarole Steven Asiimwe who challenged the veterans to use the machinery to fight poverty by increasing household income.
The office of the Prime Minister through the Ministry of Luwero-Rwenzori has donated farm machinery to the Kabarole civilian war veterans under their association.The machinery included one tractor and two milling machines.
The machinery which was a Presidential pledge in 2010 was received by the veterans at the Kibito Sub County headquarters.It was handed over by the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Kabarole Steven Asiimwe who challenged the veterans to use the machinery to fight poverty by increasing household income.
"In the 1980's you the veterans went to the bush to fight for peace which everyone is enjoying today. The war that we now must fight to also win is poverty" Asiimwe said.
He also cautioned them against misusing especially the tractor that has specifically come to benefit the veterans.
"My office will keep a close watch on this machinery especially the tractor. Government has donated it to the Kabarole war veterans and for that matter it should never move beyond the boundaries of Kabarole without a clear explanation" the RDC said.
He threatened to impound the tractor if found outside Kabarole without a clear reason.
Asiimwe urged the veterans to remain united and focused towards a common goal. He also challenged them to always communicate to the public on the achievements of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government.
Faineance Bwambale the association chairperson said that the machinery will help them increase production and also add value onto their produce.
Bwambale stated that the association has already acquired 16 acres of land that is going to be used for farming.
Wilson Kagoro the association secretary thanked the President for rewarding the bush war heros in Kabarole district.