Museveni Warns Men On Inheriting Widows


seek sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>“My advice to you young people is evaluate cultural practices and make a clear distinction between the relevant and those out of date. Walking barefooted is out of date, website you can get hook worms and thorns can hurt your feet. Inheritance of widows especially brothers is irrational and very dangerous, store it must stop,” he warned.

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According to the President’s Communications Assistant, Ms Sarah Kagingo, Mr Museveni was speaking at the launching ceremony of Busitema University Students Cultural Gala held at the main campus in Busia district.

The Gala was organised by students of all the 5 campuses of Busitema University that included Nagongera, Arapai, Namasagali and Mbale campuses.

President Museveni added that in the 50s and 60s, he actively participated in the campaign against drinking un-boiled milk in Ankole that was a source of diseases like worms, brucellosis and TB.

The President, therefore, called on the youth not to glorify culture, but to evaluate between the good culture that can be maintained and the irrelevant one that must be discarded.

President Museveni congratulated Busitema University students upon organising the gala and noted that at their exhibition only the stall of students from Bugisu had products like wooden spoons, which are healthy and long lasting.

He added that items like wooden plates and spoons, once produced in bulk, would earn the country a lot of money from the world market as those products are made without chemicals.

Museveni touring stalls

On the economy, President Museveni urged students to take keen interest on how the economy of the country is organised, select the sector one can fit in so as to make an input.

The President explained that the economy of Uganda is organized in mainly 4 sectors of modern commercial agriculture, Industry, Services and Information communication technology (ICT).

He also reiterated his call to all leaders to sensitise wanainchi on how best they can utilise their land to eradicate poverty through modern commercial farming.

Mr. Museveni said the government through the private partnership will construct factories in Tororo and Busia for the production of fertilisers and iron Ore among others basing on the type of the minerals found in the area.

The President asked the people of Tororo and Busia to support the establishment of the factories in their area for economic development and transformation of the nation.

He added that it was criminal for anybody to sabotage or even delay the establishment of factories that produce goods for us to export, consume and also create job opportunities for Ugandans.

He once again warned the people of Ugandan against land fragmentation noting that it was a big threat to agricultural development.

He urged families to organise into shares what is produced from the land.

Earlier on, having travelled by road all the way from Kampala to Busitema University in Busia district, President Museveni planted a tree on arrival, toured stalls where students exhibited various products that included among others, cultural foods, wear and cultural instruments.

On his way back to Kampala, the President made two stop-over’s at Iganga Town and Seeta trading centre where he acknowledged greetings from the excited crowds that ululated and cheered him with the slogan No-change.

The Minister for Education, Maj. Jessica Alupo, congratulated the students for keeping in mind the African culture.

She said our culture is good because it teaches us our origin, back ground and cultural norms adding that culture should be for diversity and unity across Uganda.

The Vice Chancellor of Busitema University, Professor Mary Okwakol, said culture is the basis of social identity and development.

She thanked the government for establishing Busitema University and said that the 5 campuses were today developing into centres of excellence.


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