Saleh For Wealth-Creation Operation

pharmacy geneva;”>The areas are Ngoma Unit, Kabalega, Lutta Unit, Mondlane, Abdul Nasser, Mwanga, Kiwanguzi and Kyamusisi among others.

Saleh will be deputized by Brig Proscovia Nalweyiso, a Senior Presidential Advisor for Defence and Security and a one Col Karuhanga.

Museveni’s move was informed by hundreds of complaints from war veterans that they were living in abject poverty despite their huge contribution to the National Resistance Army (NRA) guerilla struggle that saw the toppling of the regimes of Milton Obote and the military junta.

Analysts are likely to argue that Museveni is moving quickly to win the hearts of neglected veterans in preparation for the 2016 presidential elections.

And with reports that exiled Coordinator of Intelligence organs Gen David Sejusa alias Tinyefuza was recruiting army deserters and veterans into a rebel group, Museveni and Saleh could be attempting to thwart a potential armed insurrection in the country.

According to Presidential Special Communication Assistant, Sarah Kagingo, there were cheers and jubilations in Ngoma on Sunday afternoon (July 7) when President Museveni announced that Gen Saleh and Nalweyiso would command Operation Household Wealth.

“Both Commanders are familiar with the area of operation. Gen Saleh, in particular, is renowned for heroic battle victories at a tender age during the National Resistance Army Struggle for Freedom between 1980 and 1985 and earlier battles in the 70s to free the country of the late President Idi Amin Dada,” said Kagingo.

Saleh is one of the three surviving President Museveni’s trainees of Mozambique.

Kagingo elaborated that the operation’s intent is to work with all stakeholders in the pursuit of improving household incomes.

“The objective is an annual income of not less than Shs 20m.”

Kagingo said Gen Saleh is credited for efforts aimed at rejuvenating cooperative unions way back in 1999.

“He spearheaded innovation of tools that contributed to Government’s adoption of Venture capital and rural financial services as a policy. In 2003 he advocated for value-addition arguing that processing food into finished products would increase its shelf-life and ensure food security for Ugandans and increase its value on the market,” she further noted.

Saleh recently led a maize revolution in Nakaseke by creating value chains between producers, nucleus farmers, processors, distributors and marketers. Today, Nakaseke boasts of its own brand of maize.

Asked by President Museveni to say a word to the people of Nakaseke, Gen Saleh said: “Afande, for us we are ready. We shall start as soon as you approve our operating procedure. If this acreage of land needs this amount of seeds for planting we shall ensure it is done immediately.”

Kagingo explained that whereas President Museveni has guided Uganda’s development path and creation of wealth and ensures Government allocates billions of shillings of financial resources to districts every financial year, local leaders sometimes do not follow up implementation of Government programmes to ensure value for money.

According to Uganda Bureau of Statistics’ (UBOS) figures of 2010, Nakaseke District had a population of 178, 600 people.

The district has 10 sub-counties, 5 town councils, 72 parishes with 365 villages.


Header advertisement
To Top