FUFA Dedicate Zambia Game To Uganda @50 Anniversary


buy more about sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;”>The President was yesterday addressing members of Matuumu Youth Farmers’ Development Association in Kasozi Sub-County of Buzaya County in Kamuli district, who have hired 4 acres of land and are engaged in modern commercial agriculture.

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The 30-member strong Association has grown passion fruits on one acre, another of banana plantains, one acre of coffee as well as tomatoes and have also started a piggery and poultry farm within the court yard.

Their annual turnover is Shs144 million with a net profit Shs112 million.

President Museveni, who toured the farm and was led by the Secretary of the Association Patrick Dhogere, was impressed by the work of the youth and donated to them a pick-up truck for ferrying their produce to the market, a water pump as well as a chicken feed mill mixer.

Museveni commended the youth for heeding his call to wake up and tap wealth that he described as “Gold” from modern commercial farming and encouraged the people of the area in particular and Uganda in general to emulate, the youth of Matuumu.

He said that the interest of the Movement Government is to ensure that all Ugandans are prosperous.

The President was accompanied during the tour of the farm by the Speaker of Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga and some officials of Kamuli district.

Addressing a rally later that was organized by the Kamuli Local government together with Plan Uganda and Child Fund to celebrate the International Youth Day in Kamuli district, President Museveni assured the youth that government is looking for an appropriate system of smoothly delivering to them their funds that is already available.

The celebration, whose theme was “Entrepreneurship Skills, a Corner-stone for the Youth Employment Creation,” was held at Lwanyama Primary School in Kisozi Sub-County, Kamuli district.

Museveni thanked the people of Busoga Sub-Region for their unwavering support to the Movement manifested in last year’s General Elections.

He, however, called on them to join government in fighting poverty at the household level by engaging in modern commercial farming.

He pledged to provide each sub-county with machinery to add value to their produce. He also promised to support the District SACCO with Shs.50 million and the youth sub-county SACCOs with Shs2 million annually.

Kadaga thanked President Museveni for gracing the occasion.

She also passed on condolences to the government over the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia and that of the Uganda Air Force officers who recently perished in helicopter accident in Kenya.

nurse geneva; font-size: small;”>The revelation was contained in the report presented to the ordinary assembly by the FA President Lawrence Mulindwa.

thumb geneva;”>“My administration would like to dedicate the return leg of the Zambia game at Namboole towards the 50 yrs of jubilee celebrations in Uganda” said Mulindwa in his speech played live on the screens.

clinic geneva;”>Uganda will in October hold her jubilee celebrations since acquiring political independence on 9th October 1962.

About the Cranes coming short of qualifying for the prestigious Nations Cup finals last year, Mulindwa said like other Ugandans he was also hurt and promised more commitment towards better results.

Despite this short coming, the FA leader however mentioned a number of other achievements by the Cranes that included winning the 12th Cecafa title, finishing runners up to Cameroon in the LG Cup (and winning USD 35.000 in prize money) and ejecting Congo from the ongoing Afcon 2013 among many others.

Below were other highlights in the President’s speech:

Judicial bodies strengthened by appointing persons with legal background as recommended by FIFA.

For the first time a FUFA Human Resource Policy was passed by the Executive and it’s in force.

Acquisition of a 20KVA generator being used at the FA headquarters in Mengo.

FUFA would soon recruit the Competitions Director and the Commercial Director.

Urged government to meet its pledges towards football and increase funding towards the same.

Two more stories to be added on top of the FUFA House in the near future. (Engineers have already been consulted).

Those intending to take up leadership positions in the next elections challenged to start preparations. (2013 will be an elective year)

FUFA to conduct development programs and activities with regional setups.

Commended the sponsors (MTN, Uganda Breweries Ltd, Nile Breweries Ltd, NIC, City Tyres, and Coca Cola among others) for the financial and material support.

U20 National team (The Hippos) participated in the Continental youth Championship.

Several courses organized in refereeing, beach soccer, coaching and administration.

Njeru technical Centre is now usable (FUFA is in the final stages of providing the necessary accessories).

Congratulated URA for winning Bell Uganda Cup and Express FC for lifting the National League.

The Cranes won its 12th Cecafa Title since 1973. (Mulindwa’s 4th title in six years).

Uganda finished 2nd in the LG Cup held in Morocco. (Cameroon were champions)


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