President urges district leaders to use local FM radio stations for education on nutrition & hygiene

Thursday 8th January 2015
State House PPU

President Yoweri Museveni has urged district leaders throughout Uganda to use local FM radio stations in their areas to educate the masses on the important role of nutrition and hygiene in the development of the wellbeing of the people. He emphasized to them the fact of taking nutrition and hygiene as one of the priority areas for the promotion of the wellbeing of the people.

''You should use radios to sensitize the public on such important matters like nutrition and hygiene other than using those radio channels to tell President  Museveni  to leave  power,” he said.

The President was addressing a meeting of Gomba district leaders – RDC, Councilors, faith-based representatives, technocrats and security officers, among others – who called on him at his Kisozi farm earlier this week.

Mr. Museveni’s remarks followed a briefing from Gomba District Health Officer, Dr. Kiwanuka George, who informed the meeting that Gomba district has the lowest pit latrine coverage of about 45 percent compared to other districts in the country, such as Abim and Nwoya in Northern Uganda, which have attained 95 percent pit latrine coverage.

Regarding the fight against household poverty, the President told the meeting that the programme is currently spearheaded by Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) officers. He, therefore, told Gomba district leaders that the programme will be rolled out to each and every household in the country with a view of alleviating household poverty through practicing modernized commercial agriculture.

“Now that the Army has  taken over the NAADS Programme, there will be better results as  they will not  relax to ensure that all the  homesteads  in  Uganda are fully enrolled in the  Programme,'' he said.

The President informed Gomba district leaders that the government plans to purchase excavators and bulldozers so that each district in the country is further empowered to improve its road infrastructure.

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