By Andrew Visper
Summary: “President Museveni is on course and study to deliver on the agenda of ensuring that households that are not earning 20 million be able to earn it per year.”
Deputy chief coordinator operations wealthy creation (OWC) Lt. Gen Charles Angina has said that Agriculture is not the only solution to solve poverty in Uganda since the country.
“It’s not only agriculture that can solve the issue of poverty in this country, we need to get other solution for the current problem of people thinking that only agriculture can solved the poverty issues, no” Said Gen Angina while addressing the media at the OWC head office ahead the incoming Rwenzori Expo.
“Today as we speak there are many challenges in agriculture sector like commercialization of agriculture since some people cultivate on a small land scale while others are landless thus you can’t say agriculture is the only solution to fight against poverty in Uganda” Said Gen Angina
he called on those who can not benefit from agriculture, to look at other local economic development in Rwenzori region since its a rich area that can bring social economic hence a theme for the expo , “Local economic Investment for local economic development”
“we want to use Rwenzori region as the showcase because it has a lot of mineral resources, tourism sites and industries hence the expo will create skills and knowledge for oil industries accredited with international certification” Angina said
He added that people should change their mind set from agriculture to modern investmentand share the knowledge acquired to the rest of the regions.
according to the Rwenzori people the six key areas to be worked on include infrastructure, build industries, establish industrial Parks, improve tourism infrastructure , improve energy and minerals and improve the skills of people in the region with involvement of the community.
According to Dr. Agnes Atim, chairperson national organising committee Operations Wealthy Creation (OWC) Rwenzori will be able to generate its own revenue and jobs since it’s the genesis of “Rwenzori Investment Expo”
“Factors like People’s ideas and approved to be take place in that very area as directed by His Excellence Gen. Yoweri K. Museveni after being presented to him the people’s idea” Said Atim
She added that, this model of people asking what they want, present what they have, be given. Private sector comes in for expo to provide platform both private and public sector and community to discuss where their interest allocated to do business.