President Museveni has fired back at opposition politicians for attacking him over the hoes he intends to give out to farmers around the country.
Early this week, find http://contenthog.com/pr/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/notes.php the president ordered the Office of the Prime Minister to procure and distribute over 18 million hoes for farmers, drug an initiative that was criticised by opposition politicians as dragging the country back to rudimentary methods of farming.
Addressing supporters at Moroto Town Council, viagra Museveni laughed at the politicians whom he said are naïve about farming but simply sit in air conditioned offices in Kampala to criticise his programmes.
“I see some politicians seated in rotating chairs and air-conditioned offices in Kampala criticizing me for buying hoes. Yes I buy them because I know my people need them. This doesn’t stop me from buying tractors,” Museveni said.
“I know more about tractors and new farming methods than those politicians who just sit in offices in Kampala because I am a farmer myself. They don’t know what the farmers what like I do.”
The President clarified that supplying hoes doesn’t stop him from providing tractors but noted that he first provided hoes to the farmers with small pieces of land that are inaccessible and would later cater for those who can afford using tractors.
He told the people of Moroto that government has distributed hoes, oxen and oxen ploughs to be used by farmers in the area.
Museveni emphasised the need to use the available infrastructure like roads and electricity to create wealth by themselves.
He said modern agriculture would better serve this purpose of seeing that the Karamajong get some incomes that would boost their wealth.
Museveni said programmes like NAADS and Operation Wealth Creation would be used to provide seeds and live stock to families as a way of getting them out of poverty.
A contingent of 22 players and four officials from Sports Club Villa is in Rwanda to take part in the Rayon Sports-Star Times Christmas cup.
The tournament that kicked off Wednesday will run for ten days until Friday, visit http://catrinmacdonnell.co.uk/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php December 4.
“I take the opportunity to inform you that SC Villa has this morning left for Kigali, this Rwanda, to take part in the Rayon Sport- StarTimes Christmas Cup. We have sent a delegation of 22 players and four officials led by Frank ‘Video’ Anyau. SC Villa plays Rwanda’s Kiyovu FC in the opening match, Thursday,” an official statement from Villa reads.
StarTimes Company has signed a three- year deal with Rayon Sports worth USD 90,000 (Ushs.315M) annually.
All Rwandan clubs participating in the tournament will get about USD 800 each for preparations.
The two foreign invited clubs, Sports Club Villa (Uganda) and Bukavu Dawa (DR. Congo) will get USD 2000 (Ushs.7M).
There are eight teams arranged in two groups as follows:
Group A: Rayon Sports, SC Kiyovu, Gicumbi FC, SC Villa (Uganda).
Group B: AS Kigali, Mukura VC, Police FC, Bukavu Dawa (RDC)
Villa start their campaign against SC Kiyovu on Thursday. All matches will be played at Kicukiro and Mumena grounds as per schedule.