Borrowing from the book of Genesis 1:26; President Museveni told Christians at St. Mathew’s Cathedral in Kyamate that it is our obligation to harness our likeness to God by being productive in both producing children and improving the physical resources.
Genesis 1:26 reads: Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[a] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”.
‘ ‘Unfortunately, some people have decided to halt their productivity at giving birth to children only. We can’t afford to behave like pythons which give birth and leave their offspring to take care of themselves.’’ The president noted.
President Museveni noted that this attitude has greatly contributed to the growing poverty in the country. He observed that with more than 68 per cent of Ugandan households still practicing subsistence farming and more Ugandans looking on while others work, “it is a recipe for disaster and the national vision cannot be clearly achieved”.
“I have come to tell you about laziness, there are more people who do not want to work, others are doing all they should be doing. When we started this campaign for prosperity for all, we called it the name because we wanted all to work,” he stressed.
The president also blamed government officials and politicians for failing development and investment in the country through demanding bribes from local and international investors.
He warned that the clump down on such people will continue. “I have been talking about corruption but people never listen, now those who never listen, they will be like the man who ate his own eye. You can’t kill our country and we let you go, corruption stops work. Now we have started on them. People come into the country they want to set up a factory, but some people want them to give a bribe before they process them a license, that must stop.” President Museveni said.