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Museveni Reminiscences Bush War Memories with Visit to Luweero Farmers

President Museveni visits the home of a local farmer

President Museveni has resumed his door-to-door campaign of eradicating poverty in the Luweero Triangle.

Museveni who started the 2 day Bonna Bagagawale campaign with a tour of his Kawumu presidential demonstration farm on Monday also visited various farmers in Luweero and Nakaseke districts sensitizing them on commercial agriculture.

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Museveni walked on foot while touring Luweero farmers.

Museveni walked on foot while touring Luweero farmers.

The farmers however told the president that they need assistance from government to help them pump water to be used in irrigation and pesticides for spraying their crops.

“I have harvested 15 bags of coffee from my 2.5 acres of land in the last 2 seasons and I hope this season I will reap bigger,” said Patrick Katongole, a farmer at Mawale village in Luweero district.

“With help from government, my farm can become a model and a demonstration garden in my area.

He told the president that he lost over 90 coffee trees to pests.

Museveni touring  a coffee and banana plantation

Museveni touring a coffee and banana plantation

Museveni told the farmers that government is willing to help them eradicate poverty through the Operation Wealth Creation spearheaded by UPDF soldiers countrywide.

Bush War Memories

Museveni also took time and visited various places that were of great importance during the 1980s NRA bush war.

At river Danze, a part of R. Mayanja, Museveni said it was a place where his fighters engaged government soldiers in heavy battles for one year.

Museveni speaking to reporters about River Danze

Museveni speaking to reporters about River Danze

“From 1982 to January 1983, we fought with UNLA soldiers. They would come from Masuulita as we waited for them in this valley,” he narrated.

“They shelled us for a long time as we kept quiet and waited to take them on from here.”

Kangave hill was exploited by Museveni during the bush war.

Kangave hill was exploited by Museveni during the bush war.

The president noted that because the river never dries up even during drought, government will use it to pump water to the nearby areas for irrigation by the local farmers.

He implored farmers to learn lessons from his Kawumu demonstration farm which he said is open to the public.

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