President Yoweri Museveni has asked the residents of Kabarole district in the Rwenzori Sub-Region, to embrace the NRM Government’s Operation Wealth Creation programme in order to fight and uproot household poverty.

Speaking yesterday at Nyabweya Primary School in Kasenda Sub-County in Kabarole district, the President told the residents that since peace has been achieved in the area, it is now time to achieve wealth using the Operation Wealth Creation programme.

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“I am here to ask all of you to embrace the Wealth Creation Programme so that we can chase poverty from our homes,” he said.

Earlier, President Museveni visited farmer Abdullah Hasham Mangalji, a coffee grower who is the proprietor of Kasenda Coffee Estate. Mr. Hasham Mangalji has over 300 acres of coffee and produces between 300-500 tones of coffee per season. He has also organized over 200 farmers in Kasenda. His other activities include drying and grading coffee for himself and other out-growers as well as growing passion fruits and onions.

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The President donated a tractor and a coffee dryer to Mr. Hasham Mangalji. “The coffee dryer will help to dry the coffee faster as it is tiresome to hung the coffee beans under the sun and when the weather is unpredictable and coffee easily rots,” he said.

The President also toured the banana plantation of Mr. Gervase Munyarwanda who doubles as a grower of maize, beans and tomatoes on top of producing wine from bananas.

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Talking about education, President Museveni promised to ensure that government sets up a government secondary school in Kasenda Sub-County. He donated cement and iron sheets to Rwigu Academy Primary School adding that Nyabweya Primary School will be taken up by Government.

President Museveni called upon the people of Kasenda Sub-County to control bilharzia challenge, which has affected most of the residents. “You should stop taking dirty water and bathing in the wells,” he said.

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The President directed the Ministry of Health to provide medicine for combating bilharzia to all residents, provide an ambulance for Kasenda Health Centre III and build staff quarters for the medical personnel at the Health Center to ensure that the medical personnel are available whenever people need them.

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President Museveni said that the road network in the area would also be improved. “We bought road equipment for each district which will work on the district roads,” he said.

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The Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Hon. Adolf Mwesige, that of State for Water, Hon. Ronald Kibuule, of State for Primary Health Care, Hon. Moriku Joyce and Kabrole Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Margaret Muhanga, were present.

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