President Yoweri Museveni has urged the youth of Teso sub-region and Uganda in general to internalise the NRM ideology of patriotism and pan-Africanism.
“You the youth understand the NRM ideology and push it. You should be disciplined and stand for the ideology of patriotism and Pan-Africanism,” he counselled.
The President who is also the NRM presidential candidate in the forthcoming general elections was on Sunday afternoon addressing youth leaders from Teso sub-region at Soroti University who are going to form part of the team to carry out the scientific door-to-door mobilisation of the electorate to canvass votes for NRM at village level.
Museveni told the youth of the successful integrated plan of NRM that involved creating unity, building a strong army establishing peace that attracted many investors who have supported the economy.
He explained that through paying taxes, the investors have helped the country with solving the challenge of infrastructure development as well as creating employment among others.
He strongly advised them to preach unity of Uganda, East African Integration as well as African Integration.
Museveni reminded the youth of the failed governments of the past that concentrated on identity other than finding out and fulfilling peoples’ needs and interests.
“NRA was able to win because we were uniting the people not dividing them,” he said.
The President also urged the youth to tell their leaders to apportion resources properly in Parliament for the benefit of all groups that include women and the youth to enable them get out of poverty.
He said the challenge is to get out those farmers still practicing subsistence farming to shift to modern, commercial and calculated agriculture.
He pointed out that with small land holdings in Teso, farmers could go for citrus fruits that earn 12 million shilling a year per acre. He added that other profitable venture include fish farming, piggery, zero grazing, chicken rearing and maize mills.
The NRM deputy secretary general Richard Todwong described the meeting as an ideological cleansing and called on the youth to embrace the ideology of NRM.
The regional vice chairperson NRM-Eastern Mike Mukula told the youth that in order to secure their future they need a revolutionary leader and that is candidate Yoweri Museveni.
The chairperson NRM in Soroti City Elasu urged the youth to rally behind NRM that has done a lot for this country.