Cultural Leaders Seek Direct Role in Operation Wealth Creation Program

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Under the OWC program, government provides agriculture inputs and livestock to farmers to boost their household incomes. In his manifesto President Museveni pledged to increase the OPW Creation Fund in order to create a huge impact in the struggle for the transformation of the livelihoods of citizens.

Cultural leaders are seeking to play a direct role in the implementation of the Operation Wealth Creation-OWC program, which is intended to improve the welfare of citizens.
 
 
The cultural leaders made the proposal through their umbrella association, Uganda Traditional and Cultural Leaders forum during the 12thcoronation anniversary of Apollo Sansa Kabumbuli II, the Kamuswaga of Kooki Chiefdom at an event held at Kibanda Sub county headquarters in Rakai district.
 

While presenting the report on behalf of the cultural leaders to Muruli Mukasa, the Gender, Labor and Social Development Minister, Bob Kipiro Mushikori, the head of the Bamasaba Cultural institution, said the program can better deliver results if channeled through cultural institutions.
 
He tasked the minister to implore government to reconsider the deployment of soldiers to oversee the implementation of the program in favor of cultural leaders.
 
 
//Cue in; Wealth Creation…………….
Cue out…………..is not one of them//
 
 
Mushikori argues that even before it was re-branded from National Agricultural Advisory Development Services to Operation Wealth Creation, the program had suffered a number of challenges that include embezzlements, which can be minimised if it is put under the control of traditional leaders.
 
In his response, Minster Muluri Mukasa assured the leaders that he would forward their request to the president and see if they can be considered. He however asked the traditional leaders to continue using their influence, to stimulate hard work by mobilising their subjects to embrace the gospel of commercial farming to fight the high levels of poverty.
 
 
Under the OWC program, government provides agriculture inputs and livestock to farmers to boost their household incomes. In his manifesto President Museveni pledged to increase the OPW Creation Fund in order to create a huge impact in the struggle for the transformation of the livelihoods of citizens.
 
 
On the other hand, the Kamuswaga of Kooki Apollo Ssansa Kabumbuli IIdecried the widespread scarcity of safe water in his chiefdom and asked government to assist them with pressure pumps that can distribute it from Lake Kijjanebalora .
 
 
//Cue in; Obwakamuswaga bulina…………
Cue out………………abayinza okikola//.