Yoweri Kaguta Museveni became President of the Republic of Uganda on January 29, 1986 after leading a successful five-year liberation struggle. He went to the bush with 26 other young men and organised the National Resistance Movement and National Resistance Army (NRM/NRA) to oppose the tyranny that previous regimes had unleashed upon the population.
The push for Kampala started on January 17th from different parts of the central region. Museveni was the overall commander. They captured power on 26th January, 1986.
After victory, he formed a broad-based government that helped unite the country’s political groups. Prior to the struggle of 1981-1986, Museveni was one of the leaders in the anti-Amin resistance of 1971-1979 that led to the fall of the Amin regime.
The Government of Uganda under Presidential initiatives has implemented several initiatives to alleviate poverty in the country, including a Presidential Initiative on Wealth and Job Creation, Science and Technology, Poverty Alleviation, Banana industrial development initiative, Parish development model etc which were launched in 2000’s. The initiatives aim to create wealth and employment opportunities for Ugandans, especially in rural areas.
Overall, these initiatives aim to address the root causes of poverty in Uganda by providing support to vulnerable groups, promoting economic growth, and improving access to education and employment opportunities.