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President Museveni Supports Buganda Kingdom’s “Mwanyi Terimba” Project with Shs 413 Million


President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has pledged Shs413 million to Buganda Kingdom’s poverty alleviation initiative, “Mwanyi Terimba,” aimed at encouraging coffee farming among its subjects.

The President’s contribution was delivered by the State House Comptroller, Ms. Jane Barekye, during an agricultural exhibition in Bulemeezi County, Luwero District. This event also highlighted wealth creation efforts within the county and the Buganda Kingdom.

In his message, President Museveni commended the Katikkiro of Buganda, Mr. Charles Peter Mayiga, for promoting coffee farming as a means to combat poverty. “I’m pleased that the Buganda cultural institution supports the NRM wealth creation strategy we initiated in 1995 and our 1996 manifesto. Our efforts began in the 1960s as a student movement, persuading cattle keepers to adopt commercial agriculture,” Museveni said.

The President acknowledged the transformation in the cattle corridor, noting increased prosperity despite past conflicts. “The cattle-keeping parts of Buganda, such as Lyantonde, Rakai, and Sembabule, have benefited from these changes,” he added.

Museveni highlighted the importance of identifying high-value agricultural activities, emphasizing crops like coffee and fruits, alongside livestock and fish farming. He encouraged alignment with the government’s four-acre model to ensure comprehensive village prosperity.

Katikkiro Mayiga expressed gratitude for the financial support, promising continued cooperation. “We appreciate the President’s recognition of the ‘Emwanyi Terimba’ Program and its impact on improving livelihoods in Buganda. We look forward to further collaboration,” Mayiga stated.

Mayiga urged Bulemeezi residents to focus on improving their lives through hard work and agricultural initiatives, dismissing past conflicts as a barrier. He also called for a revival of cooperative farming to boost productivity and yields.

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The Kabaka’s representative in Bulemeezi, Hajji Hamis Mukasa Kakomo, reaffirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to agriculture as a key pillar of wealth creation. The ceremony was attended by Members of Parliament from Buganda and other dignitaries.

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