President Yoweri Museveni will on Tuesday commission 10 factories in Jinja and Buikwe.
They factories include a saucepan making factory, batteries, paper, wheat flour, plastics, and gas among others.
launching a book Achievement of YK Museveni to the Muslim Community written by the chairperson of Imams, Sheikh Suleiman Lubega, at Kasangati Town in Wakiso District yesterday, the president said to the young people; besides the factories, we are supporting private investors to set up to create jobs for you, we are also supporting organised youth groups with inputs like machinery so that they create their own jobs.
‘ ‘Our development is hinged on the peace we have created. The jobs are coming because of this peace and stability. That is why it is suicidal for anyone to try and destabilise this peace. I hear some entertainers claim Uganda is not peaceful. They are mistaken.’’
However, latest an opinion poll conducted by Research World International (RWI) shows Six out of every 10 Ugandans believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction,
The poll was based on interviews that RWI says were carried out among a statistically representative sample based on official demographic figures between April 12 and April 25 across the country. The poll results show that the majority sentiment that the country is going in the wrong direction is dominant in all regions of the country except western, shared across rural and urban areas, and across all age groups.
Regarding political affiliation, it is only within the ruling NRM party where the feeling that the country is headed in the right direction is dominant, although 42 per cent of NRM members interviewed say the country is headed in the wrong direction.
The president said that ‘ ‘what our young people should know is that we cannot do everything at once, we must prioritise. It is why I have been hesitant to raise salaries of government workers because we have other pressing issues to resolve.’’
The president also encourage voters to engage their area MPs to see that they support their interests. ‘ ‘The MPs should not just think of raising their salaries and going on trips abroad.’’ He said.
President Museveni accused locals of electing MPs such as Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi, and Forum for Democratic Change spokesman Ibrahim Ssemujju, whom he said do not push his infrastructural development programme
The MPs recently increased their allowances by 39 per cent and that of parliamentary staff by 15 per cent, citing rising cost of living. Each of the 459 legislators earns anywhere between Shs15m to Shs30m every month, depending on how far their constituency is from Parliament.