Museveni to Women Leaders: Participate in Poverty Eradication

Museveni encouraged women to embrace commercial farming

President Yoweri Museveni has strongly advised women leaders in the country to fully participate in the eradication of poverty at household level by being role models in their areas.

“Let your light so shine that the world will see your good deeds and thank NRM, capsule ” he said, clinic urging women leaders to lead by example.

He also advised women in general to join the NRM struggle and embrace commercial farming through engaging in income activities such as poultry and mushroom growing, among others.

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Museveni made the remarks on Thursday while closing a 5-day Central Region NRM Women’s League Conference at London College of St. Lawrence in Maya in Wakiso District.

The conference ran under the theme; ‘Accelerating innovation and creativity among NRM women leaders as change agents.’

The President pledged support to women groups to the jubilant in the country through government programs such as Operation Wealth Creation to enable them fight poverty out of their homes.

He highlighted the four sectors of the economy namely  agriculture, industry, services and ICT and emphasized the need for people to concentrate on them to be able to get jobs rather than eyeing Public Service which has limited capacity to employ Ugandans.

He observed that while government has done most of the development projects such as roads and electricity, among others, people need to address the remaining challenges of poverty eradication at a household level.

While at the College, Museveni inspected different stalls of women groups and encouraged them to continue and fight poverty.

State Minister for Education and Vice-Chairperson of NRM Women’s League in Central Region, Hon. Rosemary Seninde, saluted the President to address challenges that women face, especially at the grassroots level.

She said the conference had benefited women through training in different entrepreneurial skills such as mushroom growing, bee keeping and fish farming, among others.


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