Government on Friday handed over 16 heifers worth Shs. 324Million to the NRM and district youth leagues of Kabale as pledged by President Yoweri Museveni in 2013.
Florence Hashaka Kabahweza, about it the Special Presidential Assistant on Political Affairs handed over the cows to the NRM and Youth leagues at the Kabale district headquarters.
The youths had sent in a petition to the president through their western Youth MP Mwiine Mpaka, reminding him about his 2013 promise to them at Lake View Hotel in Mbarara.
At the hand over, Hashaka cautioned the beneficiaries to take good care of the heifers and use them to eradicate poverty.
Those that misuse them, she warned, would be arrested and charged accordingly.
She further urged the youths not to be lured by the self-seeking politicians mostly from the opposition into subversive politics but to focus on their own development.