President Museveni has promised the people of Acholi Land that there will nolonger be load shedding in their area as soon as the new electricity transmission lines are completed.
Museveni, while addressing the people of greater Acholi on radio and TV on Monday night, acknowledged that he was aware of the load shedding in the region but said a lasting solution was being put in place.
“I have been told that power goes off a lot. This is because of the old transmission lines. But now we not only have new transmission lines coming up, but we also have more electricity.” Museveni told the people.
As regards the education sector, the President promised to roll out free education. Mr. Museveni acknowledged that the existing education system is not actually free, but rather subsidized.
“What we have is subsidized education, not free but our plan is to have free education. This is because our people that cannot afford to top up are left behind and they don’t benefit.” Museveni said.
The President encouraged the people to take advantage of the government’s wealth creation programs, while citing examples of beneficiaries among whom was a woman in Luweero who started with one cow, 4 pigs and 200 chickens but she now boasts of more than 2 cows, 13 pigs and 300 chickens.
The other example was a man who received Coffee seeds and now makes a whooping 9M a month from Agriculture.
The President also urged the people to form SACCOs that the government will support under the programme of Emyooga which government has committed to support.
“We have put in a lot of money in this Emyooga. It is a revolving fund where you borrow money at a small interest of 10%. When you borrow Shs 1M, you pay Shs 1.1M at the end of the year.” Museveni advised the people.