By Yoweri T. Museveni
The Parish Development Model (PDM) is a whole system to help us transform from Subsistence to Monetary economy through calculative agriculture. The efforts now should be sensitizing our people how and who to do what. Because we don’t want our people to do what won’t help them.
I appeal to all leaders (political, religious, cultural, etc) to join hands with the government to sensitize the communities and promote the PDM. This is a multi-sectoral strategy to create socio-economic transformation by moving 39% households out of the subsistence economy.
The Parish Chief is going to be the coordinator of all Government efforts at each of the 10,594 parishes and will report to the Sub-County Chief. Each parish will have a cooperative society/Sacco through which Government support will be channeled.
The PDM however is not the only way out of poverty, we also have Emyooga and have identified four sectors for wealth and job creation: Commercial Agriculture, Industry, Services and Information, Communication Technology (ICT).
This is because we don’t want spectators. We want everyone to be in the field of economic development, working. Once that is done we shall eliminate poverty and achieve Middle Income Status at a much faster pace.
The writer is the President of the Republic of Uganda.