President Yoweri Museveni has asked residents of Kabarole district, Rwenzori sub-region, to embrace Operation Wealth Creation programme in order to fight and uproot household poverty.

Speaking yesterday at Nyabweya Primary School in Kasenda sub-county, Museveni told the residents that since peace has prevailed in the area, it is now time to achieve wealth, using the Operation Wealth Creation programme.

“I am here to ask all of you to embrace the Wealth Creation Programme, so that we can chase poverty from our homes,” he said.

Earlier, President Museveni visited farmer Abdullah Mangalji, a coffee grower and proprietor of Kasenda Coffee Estate.

Mr. Mangalji with over 300 acres of coffee, produces between 300-500 tonnes of the cash crop per season. Abdullah is known for organizing over 200 farmers in Kasenda, drying and grading coffee for both himself and other out-growers alongside growing passion fruits and onions.

The President donated a tractor and a coffee dryer to Mr. Abdallah Mangalji. “The coffee dryer will help to dry the coffee faster as it is tiresome to hung the coffee beans under the sun and when the weather is unpredictable and coffee easily rots,” he said.

The President also toured the banana plantation of Mr. Gervase Munyarwanda who grows maize, beans, tomatoes as well as produces wine from bananas.

Talking about education, President Museveni promised to ensure that government sets up a government secondary school in Kasenda sub-county. He donated cement and iron sheets to Rwigu Academy Primary School, and pledged to add Nyabweya Primary to the list of schools under the stewardship of government.

President Museveni called upon the people of Kasenda Sub-County to control bilharzia challenge, which has affected most of the residents. “You should stop taking dirty water and bathing in the wells,” he said.

The President directed the Ministry of Health to provide medicine for combating bilharzia, bestow an ambulance for Kasenda Health Centre III and build staff quarters for medical personnel – to ensure they are available on-call.

President Museveni concluded: “We bought road equipment for each district which will work on the district roads,” he said.