President Museveni on Saturday joined pilgrims from Uganda and the rest of the world, at Namugongo Martyrs Shrine to pray for Late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere’s beatification and canonization.
In his speech, the president praised Ugandans for being religious but pagan’s economic wise.
‘‘Recently, I embarked on tours to urge Ugandans to abandon traditional farming and join the money economy through commercial agriculture. Whereas many Ugandans are very religious, they are still “pagans” economic-wise.’’ He said
He added: If we have spiritually seen the light, then we must do the same economically. We cannot see the spiritual light yet stay in economic darkness. We must push ourselves a little extra and improve our household incomes.
On the countrywide tour, the president has been preaching that there are four key sectors in which wealth can be created; commercial agriculture, industries, services and ICT.
Last year, while commissioning the Sino-Uganda Industrial Park in Mbale, the president said that Uganda is immensely blessed with resources, adding that the people are still poor because they are still sleeping.
‘‘Previously, this sleeping was partly caused by governments that were killing its own civilians. We resolved that.’’ He said.
‘‘But our people are still sleeping. ‘’ he added.