President Museveni was in Tororo on my first day of the wealth creation sensitization campaign in Bukedi sub-region. Before addressing leaders who had gathered in Senior Quarters, he commissioned newly-built roads in the municipality.
Residents of Tororo should take advantage of the good infrastructure to produce more goods and services, sell them and earn more for their families. The Shs18b used to construct these roads in Tororo should not go to waste.
I also handed over land titles to 10 families that are part of 500 customary landowners in Bukedi sub-region who have been helped by the government to certify their land ownership. This should give them security of tenure, reduce conflicts and spur production,’said president Museveni.
Later, he met the leaders and took them through my wealth creation message. Like he has indicated before, the four ways in which to create jobs is through commercial agriculture, industries, services and ICT.
With most of our people engaged in subsistence farming, the challenge is to help them get into commercial agriculture. Leaders should explain our four-acre model where we stress growth of high-yielding and high-return crops like coffee and fruits such as apples, passion fruits, among others,’he said.
One acre can be dedicated to growth of food crops, while another should go to pasture to feed animals (Fresian dairy cattle) kept in the backyard. This can be complemented with poultry, piggery, and if near a swamp, fish ponds.
If we do this and leaders continue educating our people, there is no doubt the 68% of the population in subsistence farming will get into the money economy. Let us also desist from fragmenting land when bequeathing it as inheritance,’he added.
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