President Museveni has reiterated his government’s determination to end poverty in the country, generic hospital http://daa.asn.au/wp-includes/class.wp-scripts.php saying accessibility to credit will be widened to facilitate growth of small businesses.
Museveni made the remarks at four massive rallies in Bukoto Mid West, store http://deltaalphapihonorsociety.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-sites-list-table.php Bukoto County West, advice http://centreduplateau.qc.ca/wp-admin/includes/admin.php Bukomansimbi South County and Kabula County on Tuesday.
“The Government is doing its part, NRM supporters should now do their part, which is, fear God, fight poverty in your homes, live a responsible lifestyle and support NRM,” said Museveni.
“The government will support the fight against poverty through the wanainchi funds, namely, the Youth fund, the Women fund, NAADS and the Micro-finance fund. All these will get additional funding,” he added.
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.
There was almost no change in urban poverty in those years.
The report which was launched in December 2015 shows that the middle class has increased to 37 percent in 2012 from 10.2 percent in 1992.
This however comes with challenges and demands for better services.
The report also reveals that whereas poverty levels are dropping, about 43.3 percent of the non-poor are classified as insecure, up from 33.4 percent in 1992.
It was observed that the main drivers of poverty reduction where the agriculture sector, growth of non-farm household enterprises and improved infrastructure such as roads, rural electrification and the new Information and Communications technologies (ICTs) like mobile phones which have increased money transactions.
Museveni said the NRM government will continue working on the Ssembabule-Mateete-Mbirizi road and the one to Kyabakuza too.
“We got water from Kakyeera up to Kabula,” said Museveni.
The Free Uganda (FU) movement has confirmed its chairman Gen David Sejusa played a key role in mobilising masses to remove president Museveni from power, sick http://ciencialili.org/cache/gantry/e3625f22983f7563ae9a0f3fe508c832-cache-gantry-36d4a44147d1e6683a19e263457332c3.php Chimp Corps report.
The ex coordinator of intelligence organs was arrested from his residence in Naguru, seek http://cinselistekartirici.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/stats.php Kampala on Sunday morning before being detained at Makindye Military Barracks.
The once most dreaded army officer was arrested on the orders of Chief of Defence Forces Gen Katumba Wamala.
The Deputy Army chief, Lt Gen Chares Angina, executed the arrest.
Sejusa, who fought in the NRA guerrilla war that brought President Museveni to power in 1986, appeared at Makindye Military Court Martial on Tuesday under tight security before being charged with participation in political parties, insubordination and absence without leave.
In the statement issued Tuesday night, Diaspora-based FU spokesperson Dr Vincent Magombe said, “…General Sejusa sought to join forces with Dr Kizza Besigye and all other patriotic forces in the Ugandan nation to ensure that Museveni does not rig the coming elections and force himself on the people of Uganda.”
Magombe elaborated that, “To formalise this relationship, Dr Kizza Besigye named General Sejusa as a member of his FDC Tactical Elections Strategizing Team.”
He emphasised: “The strategic and tactical guidance and support offered by General Sejusa to the progressive forces, even beyond the FDC party, has helped to organise and mobilise the Ugandan population using a new winning formula that is now on the verge of delivering victory to the political opposition an astounding victory which an outmanoeuvred Museveni will be ill-placed to reverse, as he has always done at every election in the last 30 years.”
Besigye is said to have been the architect of FDC’s P-10 force recruited from grassroots level to resist electoral malpractices.
Gen Katumba recently said the P-10 strategy was a ploy to recruit a militia to perpetrate electoral violence.
Before his arrest, Sejusa said the people would not accept to hold elections “because they are meaningless,” adding that Museveni’s days in office were numbered as he faced an imminent revolution.
Magombe said, “It is true, as Dr. David Mushabe, General Sejusa’s lawyer has stated, the General is being persecuted because of the strategic and tactical support he is giving to Dr Kizza Besigye, who is now being seen as favourite to win the elections.”
Recent polls have put Besigye and Amama Mbabazi right behind Museveni in the 2016 race.