OTUKE, UGANDA: In regard to the request put forward by the Otuke Woman Member of Parliament Hon Abeja Susan, President Yoweri Museveni has given out a total of shs 100 million to NRM Village Bank Sacco in Otuke as fulfilment of his pledge towards the local savings cooperative.
Mr Museveni topped 100m million shillings given by Hon Abeja who had earlier in the day contributed 50 million shillings to the Sacco account of Otuke district.
MP Abeja gave a cow to H.E. the President of the Republic of Uganda as an appreciation for all the upcoming developments in Otuke.
The Woman legislator appreciated the State House comptroller Jane Barikye for the financial support for the day as far as the commissioning of community facilities is concerned.
President Museveni also surprised the LC1 Of Miciri village with 5 million shillings to help him[the LC1] buy a motorcycle for mobilization in his ward.
Meanwhile, Mr Museveni praised the Lango Cultural Foundation for developing strategic economic plans aimed at making the people of the Lango sub-region join the money economy and eradicate poverty in their households.
“I am glad the Foundation wants to do Institutional farming, that is why you are asking for tractors. This is a good idea. It is in the right direction because when a cultural Institution engages in commercial farming it becomes like a school. Ordinary people learn from it, they copy. It is not only getting money for the Cultural Institution but also teaching our people here,” he noted.
He was equally delighted to learn from them that they are ready to grow perennial crops like coffee, cocoa, avocado but also encouraged them to take interest in dairy and fish farming that will help people to eradicate poverty.
“The seasonal crops are good but they are a bit erratic, but the perennial crops give you a stable base, you harvest this year, next year even if the price goes down it can’t go down so much that you fail. Some of these areas have enough rain to grow coffee and other crops that need good rainfall. So, I am happy with this awakening of our people,” President Museveni said.
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