more about http://dakarlives.com/wp-includes/ms-load.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The President was on Tuesday addressing a rally at Kyabazala Primary School, malady http://dayacounselling.on.ca/wp-includes/embed.php Ntunda Sub-County of Nakifuma County in Mukono District shortly after commissioning the Sezibwa Bridge.
The bridge links Kiteredde to Nkoko across River Sezibwa. The 1.2 Kms bridge is the first main direct link between the two locations that were previously served by boats.
“The administration of the country does not depend on mere propaganda and posturing but revolves around the provision of essential elements such as peace, infrastructure and health services,” the President said.
Enumerating the achievements of the Movement, the President further noted that “the NRM Government has scored by ensuring security. The Government has facilitated the provision of roads, electricity, water supply and telephone services as well as ensuring social welfare through UPE, USE and health by ensuring successful immunisation programme that has seen the eradication of all immunisable diseases.”
President Museveni informed the people of the area that Government was not able to provide essential services in 1986 largely because of a narrow tax base that stood at a paltry Shs 5bn per annum compared to the Shs 9,000bn collected in 2013.
“Investors had run away from the country because of the insecurity prevailing before 1986.”
He was, however, pleased to note that the peace that was ushered in by the NRM Government has enabled investors to return and gave the example of MTN Telephone network which contributes Shs 400bn in taxes to the Government revenue annually.
He strongly cautioned the people not to listen to liars who try to mislead wananchi by saying that Government should deliver all services at once.
Regarding local developments of the area, the President said the Kiteredde – Nkoko Bridge has been constructed to ensure that good roads are available to the people.
He directed road engineers to increase the number of culverts on that bridge to ensure good drainage.
President Museveni stressed the importance of ensuring sustainable household income by every family saying it was not sufficient to have good infrastructure and good education when families are wallowing in poverty. He was impressed with the achievements of two progressive farmers in Kikoma village in Ntunda Sub-County whose agro-activities include production of pineapples, papaws, bananas, maize and tomatoes.
Mr. Paulin Musisi, one of the farmers, revealed that he bags a net income of Shs 20m per annum from the ventures on his four acres of land.
He pledged a pick up vehicle to enable farmer Musisi boost his farming activities.
Mr. Museveni challenged leaders to sensitise the rest of the people towards ensuring that they have household income.
“Today, 300 out of 1,500 families in Ntunda are practicing commercial agriculture,” the President stated.
He, therefore, asked the rest of the homesteads to wake up and embrace production activities that generate household income.
The president further noted that with good household incomes, the tax base would become broader and Government would be able to provide more social services such as ensuring the human resource development and welfare.
The President disclosed that plans were in advanced stage to establish a phosphates fertiliser factory in Tororo district.
“The government will ensure the utilisation of the by-products of the oil resource in the Albertine region in Western Uganda to produce more fertilisers in order to boost agricultural production as the soils are getting depleted.”
He also gave assurances that Government would facilitate the people with irrigation projects.
He commended Brig. Proscovia Nalweyiso, Lt. Col. Lukanga and other officers for supplying seeds to homes of veterans in Nakifuma.
“The rest of the people will soon be served with seeds as part of efforts to enhance household income.”
Turning to education and health sectors, he said that Government would build houses for teachers and medical personnel when issues of infrastructure development and other essential services have been put in place.
The president also advised the residents of the area to plant food crops, grow fruits and rear dairy cows assuring them that Government would provide them with electricity.
While in the area, the President also commissioned a science laboratory of BLK Muwonge Secondary School in Ntunda Sub-County.
He challenged the youth to concentrate on education and avoid being oblivious about the danger posed by the HIV/ AIDS scourge. He also cautioned girls about pregnancies.
President Museveni, who is also the National Chairman of the National Resistance Movement, received Ms. Vivian Musisi, the D.P. Chairperson of Nakifuma, who crossed to Movement.