President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni praised members of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary caucus for adding value.
President Museveni stated that the National Resistance Movement MPs agreed with him that value addition should be introduced because it helps all Ugandans.
The President delivered the statements at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi, which was hosting a 10-day NRM Parliamentary Caucus retreat. “Increasing Household Incomes and Wealth Creation: The Critical Role of the Leader” is the theme of the retreat.
“How much money does Uganda lose on unprocessed coffee exports?” That is the question,” President Museveni stated.
“I am glad to hear that you now agree with me that value addition is a must-have position for both me and you.” All other areas will follow after we have decent roads and electricity, so let us start with power and energy,” President Museveni suggested.
President Museveni also asked MPs to prioritize essential sectors in budget allocation, stating that if key sectors such as roads and power are addressed, the rest of the areas can be addressed.
“We learned what we call Okusosowaza in the NRA,” President Museveni claimed.
The President also agreed with the legislators that if there are any disagreements with the President’s plans, the NRM Parliamentary Caucus will sit with him in a caucus and work out an amicable solution.
“Once we have an urgent issue, we call the caucus, meet, discuss, and agree, and I totally agree,” President Museveni explained.
Concerning district roads, President Museveni agreed with legislators that each district should get one billion shillings for murram roads, citing the roads’ importance in promoting development.
“These murram roads are good if they are well maintained and drained,” President Museveni stated.
Concerning district hospitals, President Museveni advocated that Health Centers III and IV be equipped with doctors because these facilities are the primary points of contact for the treatment of various diseases. He also advocated for preventative approaches beginning with unborn babies, such as antenatal clinic attendance and immunization, rather than therapy.