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68% of homesteads in subsistence economy, says Museveni

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Added 16th December 2017 10:13 AM

Speaking at the annual national thanksgiving service held at State House, Entebbe on Friday, Museveni noted that his biggest challenge now was to make Ugandans producers of agricultural products for money.

68% of homesteads in subsistence economy, says Museveni

Speaking at the annual national thanksgiving service held at State House, Entebbe on Friday, Museveni noted that his biggest challenge now was to make Ugandans producers of agricultural products for money.

President Yoweri Museveni has asked religious leaders to join the fight against poverty eradication, and warned doctors against endless strikes when government has reached a consensus with them.

President Yoweri Museveni (Centre) and First Lady, Janet Museveni (Right) and Vice-President Edward Ssekandi during the thanksgiving function at State House Entebbe. PPU pictures 

Speaking at the annual national thanksgiving service held at State House, Entebbe on Friday, Museveni noted that his biggest challenge now was to make Ugandans producers of agricultural products for money.

 Join me to fight poverty, Museveni tells religious leaders during the ceremony

 The function was graced by various choirs, including one from Nshwerenkye, Kiruhuura district

He noted that 68% of the homesteads in the country were in a subsistence economy where they produce food compared to only 32% who produce for money.

 Ugandans and visitors of all walks attended the thanksgiving ceremony

 Christmas carols and hymns were the order of the day

 Some choir members got a photo opportunity with the President

 This display of dance skills caught the eye of the President

He gave an example of residents of Ndangalo in Rubirizi district where there are 2500 homesteads but they had abstained from earning money except one resident he only identified as Kateeba who had seven pigs.

 It was al joy

 There is no doubt that the President enjoyed the evening

New Vision's photo editor, Jimmy Adriko (second left) and News editor Hellen Mukiibi (wearing glasses) also graced the thanksgiving ceremony

 Ugandans of all walks of life attended the function

 Religious leaders did not miss the event

(Front row) Richard Todwong, Ruth Nankabirwa, Apolo Nsibambi and Ruhakana Rugunda sing during the ceremony

George Bamugemereire and Justice Catherine Bamugemereire at the ceremony

 Entertainment was in plenty

 Senior army officers singing hymns during the ceremony

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