They reasoned that it’s only Museveni who has better plans to secure the country and unite different people for peace and stability of the country.
“We as the community of Rastafarians commit to support and mobilize votes for president Yoweri Museveni. We shall work together with the NRM government for peace and unity to prevail. Museveni has a good agenda of securing the country from poverty,” King Jafari the Africa king for Rastafarians said.
“We demand government to allocate us land to engage in income generating activities like skills training and establishing ra Rastafarian foundation Center,” he added.
They also demand for legalization of Marijuana in Uganda to promote international trade. They also want the government to establish a Jamaican embassy in Uganda to facilitate their travel to Caribbean countries.
The case of marijuana legalization.
Last year Property Mogul Dr. Sudhir wrote to President Yoweri Museveni to allow local companies start growing Marijuana for exports. The businessman argued that growing of Marijuana would boast Uganda’s export value to generate income for Uganda.
Sudhir had explained that Medical Marijuana is a whole new industry, a game-changer. Global Research firm Nielsen predicts that by 2025, sales of all legalized cannabis in the U.S. alone will reach $41 billion. Medical marijuana for export will create new revenue streams for the country. It will also spur many other local value-addition sectors and thousands of jobs.
According to ministry of trade, about 90 companies both local and foreign have applied to the Government for licences to allow them to grow marijuana on commercial scale.
According to the health minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, government is yet to progress to the stage of granting operational permits for entities to grow and process marijuana for medical export.
In recent years, the United States and countries around the globe have legalized medical marijuana. Several states in the U.S. have gone further and decriminalized the recreational use of cannabis. Growers and distributors of cannabis in the U.S. and Canada have been capitalizing on the growing cannabis industry. Doors have also been opening for companies based in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries. Jamaica being one of them.
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