Museveni Urges Karamoja Leaders to Embrace Dairy Farming

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. PHOTO/PPU

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces, urged Karamoja leaders to embrace commercial dairy farming as a pathway to socio-economic transformation in their communities.

During the conclusion of the transformational leadership training program for Karamoja leaders, President Museveni stressed the importance of addressing various needs beyond food, including housing and clothing, which require financial resources.

The training program, conducted at the Oliver Reginald Tambo School of Leadership and Pan African Centre of Excellence, spanned three weeks and involved leaders and youths from Karamoja region.

President Museveni encouraged the leaders to adopt principles such as patriotism, Pan-Africanism, democracy, and socio-economic transformation through education, commercial agriculture, industries, services, and information communication technology.

He emphasized the importance of embracing modern methods to tap into Ugandan and African markets for economic development.

The training program was initiated by Major General Don Nabasa, the 3 Division Commander, and aimed to combine military and civil-military approaches to address the unique challenges in Karamoja.

Various officials, including the Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Chief of Defence Forces, and Private Secretary in charge of Youth Affairs, attended the event.

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