In order to combat poverty, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni visited model farmers in the Kalangala district and gave advice to Ugandans to follow their example.
As part of his investment and wealth creation tour with the slogan “Securing your future through wealth creation and shared prosperity,” the President visited the Kalangala district.
He claimed that the successful model farmers serve as role models who should be imitated. He disclosed that Mr. Ssesanga Deogratious and Ms. Thabisa Akirapa started out as poor individuals in the neighborhood and have since become wealthy.
“Ms. Thabisa used to reside in a home covered in grass thatch, but she now lives in a magnificent home. She looks after herself well; she owns four acres of oil palm trees and makes Shs. 7 million per acre in a year, for a total of Shs. 28 million from the four acres in a year. Mr. Ssesanga Deogratious, who has a dairy farm and a garden of 12 acres of oil palm trees, is another excellent farmer. Ssesanga makes between Shs6-7 million from each acre of its oil palm tree garden in a year, or Shs.84 million from 12 acres, according to the President.