President Yoweri Museveni has advised Ugandans to abandon subsistence farming, which he believes is the root cause of poverty in the country.
Museveni’s words at the Fire and Anointing pastors’ conference on Tuesday at Nsambya Youth Sharing Hall in Kampala are included in a speech delivered by former Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda.
Ugandans are poor, according to President Museveni, because they are stuck cultivating food for consumption rather than sale, which he claims stifles economic growth.
“Poverty in Uganda is caused by the fact that approximately 39% of the population still relies solely on subsistence agriculture.” “This only makes you satisfied, not wealthy,” he explained.
Museveni recommended that rather than buying everything needed to sustain lives, it is vital to produce more.
He went on to say that, while many people are hesitant to become involved, commercial farming is the only path out of poverty and the solution to the country’s delayed progress.
“Through the wealth creation campaign, we have achieved transformation in four areas: commercial farming, services, industries, and information technology,” President Museveni remarked.
President Museveni emphasized that in order to ensure national prosperity, the government has tightened security and sought better trade policies. According to him, this has attracted more international and domestic investors to help build the country.
He also stated that the government is ensuring that the economic benefits gained are transformed into jobs and riches.
“Uganda continues to accelerate toward political stability, job creation, and wealth creation in order to improve our people’s livelihoods.” If we want to develop as a country, you must join and support wealth creation programs such as the Parish Development Model (PDM),” Museveni said churches.
Col. Edith Nakalema, the chief of the State House Investors Protectorate Unit, urged Christians to follow Christ’s example and guarantee that their actions glorify God.
“The Church has played such an important role in bringing peace and tranquillity to the world.” “Without the Church, I believe we would be constantly at war,” Nakalema remarked.
The Fire and Anointing Pastors’ Conference is a two-day event attended by a 20-member group from the United States of America led by Dr. Michelle Corral, an American philanthropist and the president and founder of Breath of the Spirit International Ministries.
Corral advised Christians to follow the government and preach peace as a means of preventing sin in the world.