Museveni Meets Amuru Leaders Over Sugar Project

ed geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>The President made the call in a meeting with a delegation from the Northern Uganda district of Amuru, who called on him on Saturday evening at State House, Entebbe.

Mr. Museveni urged the people of Amuru to embrace the proposed sugar project in their area adding that this will help increase the labour force in the region.

Residents of Amuru have in the past resisted plans to allocate land to an investor for sugar production.

But Museveni said the project would create demand, especially for agricultural products which, he observed, is good for those engaged in agriculture.

Regarding land ownership, the President warned against rigid clan and tribal ownership as this, he said, does not benefit the entire population.

He, therefore, advised them to consult on the matter carefully and follow the constitution.

He offered to take the delegation on a tour of similar established projects such as Kakira and Kinyara sugar factories in Jinja and Bunyoro Regions respectively.

Among other issues the President and the Amuru district delegation discussed included State House Scholarships which, he said, is going to be placed under students’ loan scheme.

The President, however, said that due to lack of enough money, the scheme will start with students that offer science subjects. He said a special arrangement for non-scientists, especially those from war disadvantaged areas, should be discussed.

The delegation that was led by State Minister for Water, Ms. Betty Bigombe, commended the President for steering development not only in Amuru district but also in other areas of the country.

They assured him of their readiness to join hands with the NRM Government to bring development to Northern Uganda in general and to Amuru district in particular.


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