President Museveni is trekking the entire Rwenzori region the visit started with Kasese District, one of the major Opposition strongholds in western Uganda to commission an irrigation project as part of his nation-wide wealth creation campaign.
After commissioning the irrigation scheme in Bukonzo West Constituency, represented by Mr Godfrey Katusabe of the FDC, the President addressed a bi-partisan rally at Karambi Primary School in Bwera Town Council where he asked Kasese residents to be active participants in the war against poverty.
In order to support agriculture, the President said: “We shall intensify irrigation…the government has rehabilitated the Mubuku Irrigation Scheme and we shall support smaller community-driven schemes.”
The president was in Kasese to remind the residents about NRM’s formula of improving household income.
“You must differentiate between development (roads, electricity etc) and wealth (individual income). The government will bring you development but you must work for your wealth,” Mr Museveni told Kasese residents at one of the anti-poverty rallies.
About animals from the parks invading your gardens, the President once again promised to erect an electric fence to stop wild animals from invading people’s gardens, especially in areas where the park borders human settlements.