Museveni: There’s no Grass-Thatched House in Kiruhura
Museveni: Politicians Only Good at Public Relations
President Yoweri Museveni has explained how commercial dairy production has transformed his home district of Kiruhura in western Uganda.
Museveni revealed that he, together with his late colleague Black Mwesigwa, had “sensitized the nomadic Banyankore as to the need to become sedentary and, later, join the dairy industry”.
“In Kiruhura, you cannot find anyone with a grass thatched house unless you go to the museum and look for them,” said the president while delivering his 2018 state of the nation address at the Kampala Serena Hotel.
Museveni said the district had about 6,000 dairy farmers, producing 800,000 litres of milk daily.
The sensitization had increased Uganda’s total production of milk 200 million litres to 2.5 billion litres per annum, “thereby liberating Uganda from depending on imported powdered milk and becoming an exporter of milk and milk products to the tune of US$ 130 million per annum”.
Museveni: Leaders Must Mobilize People on Development — not Just Doing Public Relations
“Unfortunately, many leaders are never bothered with substance of leadership,” castigated Museveni.
“They spend a lot of time on Public Relations and no time on substance. The PR is attending church services, weddings, burials, etc.”
Museveni said leaders needed to wake up to mobilize the masses.
“Real mobilization is helping people to solve the problem of wealth creation, jobs, health, education for their children by directing them to wealth creation so that they can support the education of their children themselves.”