President Yoweri Museveni praised Wakiso Woman MP and state minister for education for understanding the problems of Uganda and solving them.
The president made the remarks while presiding over the 4th graduation of over 30,000 women and youth who successfully completed their training in various vocational skills organised by the Seninde foundation, at Wakiso district headquarters
‘ ‘I want to thank my daughter for the work well done. This means that she is understanding the problems of Uganda and solving them.’’ The president said.
‘ ‘Leading a country is like practicing medicine. If a doctor is to cure a disease, he must carry out a diagnosis first and find the disease. If you are sick, and you ask for where to go, you are directed to Mulago.’’ He said adding that Tthe same applies to NRM. it gives you direction on how to curb poverty. In order to do this, Ugandans must participate in one of the four sectors to amass wealth.
The head of state said that what Honorable Rosemary Nansubuga Seninde has done is very commendable. ‘‘She is implementing what NRM should have done in the 1996 manifesto. It is also part of the 5th point of the NRM ten-point program of which was to create small industries and jobs.’’
The women got training them in different enterprises like bakery, candle making, paper bag making, catering, agribusiness, fashion and design, among others
‘‘Some other Members of Parliament in Kampala are also trying to do this. It means that some leaders are beginning to wake up now and understand that four sectors (commercial agriculture, industries, services, ICT) are the only way to create wealth for the country.’’
Mr. Museveni also said that Uganda imports clothes and shoes yet we have the resources to make them from here. ‘‘We have a very big market for these products. We must make them, get jobs for the youths, create wealth and also circulate the money in our economy.’’
He pledged to support the Seninde foundation with additional 100million.
‘‘About empowering the graduates, I will provide tailoring and salon equipment as entandikwa (capital) for their start-up businesses.’’