THE TWO PRINCIPALS AGREED TO FIGHT POVERTY IN UGANDA
The State House Comptroller, Jane Barekye has held discussions with the Katikkiro of Buganda Kingdom, Charles Peter Mayiga at Bulange- Mengo.
The meeting centered on alleviating poverty among the youth in urban, peri-urban and in the districts of Buganda and Uganda as a whole.
During the interaction, Barekye assured Mayiga that State House will continue to work with the kingdom to develop Uganda.
She said President Yoweri Museveni through State House has put up several interventions such as the Industrial Zonal Hub program and Skilling the Girl and Boy Child Initiative that have since improved the lives of the youth in the kingdom and the country at large.
The Comptroller added that it would be prudent that the Kingdom works together with the government to sensitize Ugandans mostly the youth towards these programs.
“The State House and Buganda have a good working relationship and we commit to continue cooperating for the development of Uganda,” Ms. Barekye said adding that State House will support the Kingdom’s development programs. Meanwhile, Katikkiro Mayiga welcomed Barekye to Bulange- Mmengo and assured her that the kingdom is ever ready to work with State House to improve the lives of the people of Buganda.
He also praised President Museveni for his immediate interventions aimed at fighting poverty and creating employment opportunities for the youth.
“These Skilling Programs by State House are very crucial in uplifting the livelihoods of the youth in the country. The Kingdom has also initiated a number of development programs aimed at causing social and economic change in the Kingdom” Mayiga told Barekye citing coffee promotion campaign dubbed ‘EMMWANYI TERIMBA’ which he said has been used to mobilize the Kingdom subjects to grow more coffee.
The Katikkiro also briefed Barekye about the Kingdom’s program of reviving the saving culture and cooperative movement by initiating saving schemes such as Pewosa, Essuubiryo Zambogo SACCO among others.The two parties agreed to work together to fight poverty in Uganda.