President Museveni blames household poverty on ancient methods of farming

By Kikama Ram

President Yoweri Museveni has noted that land fragmentation, inadequate knowledge on how to generate income and subsistence farming among others in 1960s affected household incomes.

Museveni says these are held responsible for poverty among some households in Uganda stressing that farmers should rather embrace modern methods of agriculture especially paddocking, poultry, piggery, mixed farming and fertilizer application.

He emphasized the need for parents to avoid land fragmentation as a strategy to fight poverty among households.

Addressing the media at state lodge in Fort portal town last evening of Friday May 10, 2019 after his livelihood sensitization tour in Kabarole and Kyejojo Districts, Museveni however argued that through government programs aimed at addressing household poverty, people’s incomes have over the years improved.

Responding to a question on whether government has plans to erect more irrigation projects on various water streams in Kasese District, Museveni said government is committed to increase water for production by opening more irrigation schemes.

He said construction of mubuku irrigation scheme phase (ii) is already taking place and other schemes like olwenyi, Agolo and Doho irrigation projects.

A bout Kilembe Mines in Kasese District the president said government is on the lookout for a competent investor to revamp and kick off mining works at the mining sites which he said will help to boost other industries.

He said many industries had submitted in their bids to take up works at Kilembe copper mines and government is looking among them for a competent investor. Ends

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