President Museveni has told Ugandans to stop making excuses and fight poverty that has eaten up most parts of the country.
Speaking during the women’s day celebrations yesterday, the president said all Ugandans should stop excuses as it is possible to get out of poverty.
He said that Ugandans can get out of poverty through four sectors of commercial farming, manufacturing, services and ICT as magic bullets.
Putting much emphasis on agriculture, Museveni said the four acre model then comes in handy where one acre is used for coffee, then fruits on the second one, pasture for zero grazing cattle on the other and then food crops in the remaining acre.
Museveni said in the backyard, those interested could put poultry, a piggery and those near water, would do fish farming explaining that these nine activities have got a huge global market that the government has long ago confirmed and have a good return per acre, per annum.
He noted that new crops including macadamia and cashew-nuts are coming up, noting that the government will analyze them to see if they can ably fit in the four acre model.
The president noted that whereas he is emphasizing getting the family out of poverty, the woman is part and parcel of the family and society.
He noted that getting the family out of poverty will mean the woman is also getting out of poverty and consequently empowered.