During the Independence address by His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President challenged everyone to utilise existing opportunities in wealth creation by doing something and getting involved in an income generating activity.
“A lot of opportunities continue to open up every day in several sectors such as agriculture, ICT, Production, Service provision and others.”
The president made a special appeal to the youth to work hard and ensure that they improve their welfare.
All wealth creation opportunities are available for all Ugandans regardless of your political or any other inclination. Among these opportunities are the emyooga or wealth creation funds, he said.
Last week, Cabinet approved the administration of the “Emyooga” funds to be taken closer to the people. Previously Emyooga funds have been managed at the district level.
The fund will now be managed at the parish and constituency level where each constituency has been allocated up to 560 million shillings to be given to the citizens for development purposes.
The President called upon everyone to reach out to their parish chief or community development officer for information on how they can access the wealth creation funds.
The citizens have been asked to get organized in SACCOs or groups to ensure that no one is left behind in government’s wealth creation efforts.