Museveni Commissions Electricity Line, Passes Out Youth Entrepreneurs

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    President Yoweri Museveni has outlined the sectors that can uplift Uganda’s youth from poverty.

    Museveni made the revelations on Wednesday during the pass-out of youth entrepreneurs in Kiboga district.

    “I have talked about the sectors that will help our people out of poverty on many occasions before; commercial agriculture, services, manufacturing (small, medium and big scales), and ICT. Civil service would be a fifth but it cannot absorb as many people as the other four,” Museveni said.

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    In Kiboga District this afternoon, I commissioned a 16-kilometre electricity line and also presided over the pass-out of youth entrepreneurs who have been undergoing training at Bukomero Technical College.

    The Shs1.5b new electricity line will light up Kiboga Town Council, Kambugu Town Council and areas Kibuya, Kagere, Kilulumba, Katooma and Kalyango.

    The idea is that electricity, roads and eventually the railway, should be used to drive our people into economic activity, based on good calculation (ekibalo).

    Museveni addressing the youths on Wednesday

    I have talked about the sectors that will help our people out of poverty on many occasions before; commercial agriculture, services, manufacturing (small, medium and big scales), and ICT. Civil service would be a fifth but it cannot absorb as many people as the other four.

    The youth have a very big role to play in this movement (kawefube). This is why we are concentrating on empowering them with different interventions to skill them, and capitalize them in groups where possible.

    I have adopted this method because my Bazukullu are being stifled by the exorbitant interest rates being levied by leeching banks and dishonest people called “money lenders”.

    The effect is that these individuals and groups can create wealth while they employ their peers but in this quest, discipline is paramount. Anybody who tells the youth of Uganda otherwise, should be treated with utmost scorn and suspicion. I thank you.

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