By: Ismael Kasooha


President Yoweri Museveni has said Ugandans can easily achieve prosperity if they are patriotic. He explained that Uganda faced many challenges immediately after gaining independence from Britain because the leaders misdiagnosed the country’s problems and emphasised the politics of identity.

The Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Nabbanja Robinah (2nd left) with the Transport Minister Gen. Edward Katumba (2nd right) and Ms. Alice Kaboyo the State Minister for Luwero Triangle (1st left) while at NALI – Kyankwanzi

Museveni added that the National Resistance Movement Government he has been leading since 1986 correctly diagnosed the problems and introduced four core principles to address them.

The President, who was closing a two-week transformational leadership course for leaders from seven districts at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi District on Thursday, listed the four NRM core principles as patriotism, Pan-Africanism, socio-economic transformation, and democracy.

A total of 472 local leaders from Nakaseke, Mubende, Kakumiro, Hoima, Kassanda, Kamwenge and Kyankwanzi participated in the training.

Museveni said the NRM has over the years promoted the idea of a united Uganda to facilitate prosperity.

A cross section of Local leaders attentively listening to President Yoweri Museveni lecture at NALI – Kyankwanzi

He encouraged the local leaders to embrace the Emyooga Programme and other government initiatives as well as start income-generating projects to supplement their earnings.

The President commended Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, who organised the training for coming up with the idea of getting the local leaders educated about the core NRM principles.

Nabbanja recommended that similar training be provided to all local leaders across the country.

The training was attended by District Councilors, the LCIII Chairpersons and the NRM District Executive Committee members, among others.