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Museveni wonders where locals of Oyam get money from after he sees “only patches of Cassava and Maize”

By Simon Komakech

President Yoweri Museveni is disturbed as to where locals of Oyam get their money from.

The President was in Oyam days ago from where he campaigned for NRM candaidate Samuel Junior Engola ahead of Thursday by-election. Engola lost the race to UPC’s Dr. Eunice Apio.

However, the President says that “In Oyam, I drove for 27kms, from Col. Engola’s home to Icheme and to Otwal, looking at the different sides of the road. I only saw some little patches of Muhogo (cassava) and maize. That is why at Otwal, I asked the question: “Cente (sente), tye kwene?”- “From where do you get money?”

He wondered: What has Operation Wealth Creation been doing in that area? No coffee, no fruits, no poultry, no piggery, no dairy and no fish farming. In otherwords, no PDM.

As I told the Oyam People, he added that “I am going back in August to get an answer to that question.”

“The chairman, told me about watermelons and soya beans. Those are not part of the activities for PDM. What is the cura (Kibaro)?”

According to the President, he noticed “some irresponsible people encroaching on the wetlands.”

“They must get out. We need the swamps as dero (granary, store of water) for irrigation; not for rice and crops. Crops are for the dry land,” he warned.

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