SOROTI – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has thanked the natives of Teso sub-region for realizing NRMs’ historical achievement of peace in Uganda.
The President who was conducting his election campaign meetings in Soroti has called upon the Business Community in Uganda to work towards consolidating the gains achieved by the NRM government over the years including the prevailing peace which is now enjoyed by both Ugandans and foreigners.
President Museveni has also officiated at the commemoration of 20 years of existence of Jeressar High School in Soroti. The school which was founded 20 years ago by Mzee Moses Orioga employs 160 teaching and non-teaching staffs.
He later laid a foundation stone for the construction of Jeressar Medical College an extension of the school whose works will commence soon. The College once complete will offer certificates and Diplomas in Nursing, Lab Tech, Radiography and Clinical Medicine.
President Museveni revealed that the problem of Africa and Uganda in particular are the people who are still asleep. He however commended the Business community of Teso for proving that they can make money here and get rich.
“How can the people of Africa who harvest twice a year be poor while the Europeans who harvest once a year are rich?” he asked.
Teso sub-region is making progress in the four sectors of wealth and jobs, Commercial Agriculture, Factories, Services and ICT.
“If we had 143,000 rich people like you, Ugandans would be having jobs. We would create jobs of 43 million people,” President Museveni said.
Government of Uganda has created unity, built a strong army, sustained peace and security which has attracted rich people who have come to invest in various parts of the country.
“Uganda is growing fast and Cities are being formed. The bible says don’t give holy things to dogs. The peace we have is because of you” Mzee Moses Orionga said. Mzee Moses also narrated how he started his business empire with a 20,000/= Jerrican of paraffin never borrowed from any bank to support his business but used the peace, security and protection by the NRM government to build his business empire.
Teso Business Community has pledged to fully work with President Museveni towards consolidating the NRM gains at all costs.