President Yoweri Museveni, the NRM flag bearer in the 2021 race, on Saturday took his campaign to Kigezi sub-region where he met party leaders in Kabale district.
The president told the leaders that it is important to set up processing plants since the vast majority of the population is involved in agriculture.
“With a large percentage of our people engaged in agriculture, adding value to what is produced here is key,” he said in a statement posted on Twitter.
“We are increasing the number of tea processing factories and we will be setting up machinery to process other products.”
Museveni advised those with small land holdings to use the 4-acre model (fruits, dairy farming, food for home consumption and a cash crop per acre), which has proved a sure way of generating income for households.
He went on to reveal that “plans are underway to set up factories to exploit minerals like wolfram and tin deposits at Muko and other places” and this would “solve the nagging problem of lack of jobs.”
The NRM presidential candidate observed that the region “is sufficiently serviced with good motorable roads, electricity, etc.”
“… this is a good foundation for development,” he said.
President Museveni reiterated the need to keep mindful of Covid19 and urged leaders to continue sensitizing people about it.
On Saturday, the ministry of health announced 702 new cases, bringing the cumulative confirmed cases to 27,071. Deaths registered are now 220, with 9744 recoveries. In total, 676531 samples have been tested for Covid-19.