Not all UPC leaders were bad - President Museveni May 31 2014

Sunday 1st June 2014

President Yoweri Museveni has said that it's not true that the entire leadership of the Uganda People's Congress Party was bad but noted that it was the mismanagement at the centre which was the apex of leadership of the Party that created more havoc to Uganda totally damaging the image of the Party and its other leaders who had good intentions for the country.

The President made the remarks while presiding over cerebrations to mark 30 years of the existence of Nakyenyi Secondary School in Lwengo sub-county, Lwengo district.

The President commended the founders of the school, the only Universal Secondary Education School in Lwengo sub-county for their vision to build the school as early as 1983 in one of Uganda's remotest area targeting the enlightenment of the poorer of the poor and the most remote citizens of Uganda.

The President contributed Shs 50m to the construction of a boys' dormitory to mark the 30 years of existence of the school and commended the religious tolerance and togetherness exhibited by the people of Lwengo where people of all denominations have united for the same cause of promoting literacy in their district.

He pledged government's support towards the reconstruction of the school and elevation to the required modern standards.

He noted that by uniting for the genuine cause, the people of Lwengo were fulfilling the Christian teaching that emphasises loving your neighbour as you love yourself.

President Museveni said that the biggest challenge facing the Ugandan population was household poverty adding, that if this was solved the rest would be easy to handle.

"If every household had reasonable income, the rest would be easy. Fundraising for such a school would be done by yourselves. How can people who have land be poor? The Americans and Europeans are rich and prosperous yet they have no land, Ugandans are rich but don't know what they have," he added.

He advised the people of Lwengo to embark on modern agro production for commercial purposes and said that even with four acres, if one grew fruits, bananas, did zero grazing of dairy cows and poultry, he would earn enough income to get out of poverty.

The area Member of Parliament Isaac Ssejoba who also studied at the school commended the parents for founding the school and enabling its existence for the last 30 years.

He appealed to the President and the government to rehabilitate the school and expressed optimism that with the President's guidance this will be achieved.


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