Election 2016

Fight Household Poverty, Museveni Tells Mpigi

Museveni received a huge welcome in Mpigi on Sunday

Dr Kizza Besigye took his campaign to the NRM stronghold area of Luwero, order http://chaudharylaw.com/wp-admin/includes/comment.php promising to empower people to reclaim their power from what he described as a small group of armed elite.

“Our main objective is to take power from the hands of the small and armed minority group to civilians, http://cottages-with-a-view.co.uk/wp-admin/includes/user.php ” said Besigye.

“It is then that the people will decide who runs their affairs. At the moment, Ugandans are powerless because power lies in the hands of those who have guns,” the FDC flag-bearer added at Kasana rally in Luwero.

It is in Luwero that NRA/NRM waged a five-year guerrilla war that toppled the regimes of President Milton Obote and the Military Junta.

The war was costly to the people of Luwero as thousands perished in the conflict. Property worth billions of shillings was destroyed.

Besigye said despite this sacrifice, the people of Luwero remain poor.

President Museveni recently said he would soon turn Luweero into an industrial hub which would lead to the creation of jobs and improvement in conditions of living.

Addressing a huge rally at Kasana Grounds, Besigye said FDC will ensure the quality of education and health are boosted to realise a skilled and healthy citizenry.

“We want a Uganda which is fully industrialised to add value to our agriculture produce. FDC aspires to have a competitive citizenry through heavy investment in the education sector,” said Besigye.

“All expecting mothers will receive a mama kit before delivery. Immediately after giving birth, a mother will be handed another kit to support her and the baby for six months.”

Besigye condemned what he described as an unfair system of military promotions.

He said promotions will be strictly based on merit during the FDC government.

The presidential election is just two weeks away with Besigye’s presidential bid facing stiff resistance from the incumbent president Museveni.
The ruling NRM party candidate Yoweri Museveni on Sunday rallied support in Mpigi, information pills http://cyberstudio.biz/main/components/why_com_users/helpers/route.php calling upon the people to intensify the fight against poverty through participation in income-generating agriculture activities.

Museveni held his first campaign rally at Equator Primary school grounds in Buwama Sub County, buy http://dbkschool.net/wp-includes/class-wp-http-ixr-client.php Mawokota South, cure Mpigi District.

“You must work hard and fight household poverty,” said Museveni.

“Development is for all of us while the roles of wananchi are to create wealth individually in their homes.”

The Uganda’s Poverty Status Report 2014 shows poverty in the country is on a downward spiral while the middle class has more than tripled over the last two decades with its share doubling the poor.

The national poverty rate fell to 19.7 percent in the 2012/2013 financial year from 24.5 percent in 2009/2010.

Poverty in rural areas had also fallen by almost two-thirds to 22.3 percent in 2012/13 from 60.4 percent in 1992/93.

The share of the vulnerable non-poor fell in urban areas but rose in rural areas.

Museveni said the people must as well fear God and live responsibly to avoid HIV/AIDS.

“Government has helped with the wealth creation role by availing funds which people can access to undertake wealth creation projects. You need to tap into those resources,” said Museveni.

He promised that government would upgrade Buwama Health Centre 3 to Health Centre 4 and also extend electricity.

Buwama has electricity but areas such as Nindye, Nabyewanga, Katonga Technical, Lubembe, Bugoma, Kyaganyi, Kiteredde, Bunjako, Buyiya, Buwele, Lubanga, Jjalamba which are not connected on the grid.

“All these will get electricity,” said Museveni.

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