Museveni Pledges to Boost Fight Against Poverty

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In short
Presidential candidate, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni admits poverty remains the major challenge in most parts of the country.

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) presidential candidate, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has promised to increase efforts in addressing the high poverty levels in Uganda, if re-elected.

Museveni who was on Thursday campaigning in Kibuku and Pallisa districts, promised to ensure increased funding to projects that can help address the poverty challenges in the country.

He cited the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) program, which he said is the backbone in addressing the high poverty levels.

Museveni promised to increase funds for NAADs to one trillion shillings from the current 203 billion shillings, if Ugandans re-elect him in next year's presidential elections.

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Museveni admits poverty remains the biggest challenge in the country.

The incumbent claims he is the only presidential candidate with a clear strategy to address poverty challenges. He however says he needs support in this effort, urging people to vote NRM flag bearers.

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President Museveni continues his campaigns in Bukedi region on Friday, with scheduled rallies in Tororo.


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Denis Olaka
Denis Olaka is the URN bureau chief for Lira, in northern Uganda. Apac and Otuke fall under his docket. Olaka has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Olaka started his journalism career in 2000 as a news reporter, anchor, and then editor for Radio Lira in Lira district. He was subsequently an editor with Lira's Radio Wa in 2004 and Gulu district's Mega FM.

He was also a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper newspapers.

Olaka's journalism focuses on politics, health, agriculture and education. He does a lot of crime reporting too.