By: Ismael Kasooha


President Yoweri Museveni has asked married couples to understand and adopt correct ways of wealth creation and then work together to fight poverty.

The President’s message was delivered by the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Nabbanja Robinah at the wedding reception of Engineer Benon Kasasira and Annet that took place at Lake View Hotel in Mbarara over the weekend.

The president said that couples need to work together to give their homes a base that is economically self-reliant.

“I wish to thank Engineer Benon Kasasira for walking in his father’s footsteps. I encourage you to keep the mantle and sustain your parents’ legacy alive. I implore you and your wife to work hard and establish yourselves.  I believe that you will exhibit excellence, promote the spirit of patriotism and hard work given the good background and family foundation of your parents. You are advised to work together as a couple on investments or projects that create wealth and income to the family. With the above knowledge, you will be able to liberate yourselves from poverty and contribute to the social economic transformation of your country,” said the President.

Museveni said that couples need to work together on investments and projects that create wealth and income to the family to be able to liberate themselves from poverty and contribute to the social economic transformation of the country.  He underscored the role played by the youth in the NRM government and appealed to the Kasasira family to remain committed to their marriage vows.

The Kasasira family contributed immensely to the liberation struggle of this country.

“The young people played a fundamental role in the liberation of our people. Therefore, the umbilical cord between the youth and my Government is cemented in iron and stone and no one can detract us from our mission. So, what endears my Government to the young people is principled, focused and genuine understanding of a vision, mission and goals that are transformative,” said the president.

Museveni reiterated a call to all Ugandans to adopt the African tradition of communal upbringing of children where child upbringing is a shared responsibility.

“In the traditional Africa, children belonged not only to the family and clan but to the entire community. Children also had a responsibility of meeting the community’s expectations. They were expected to contribute to the development, welfare and survival of their communities as well as maintaining the cultural norms and treasures. The young generation is so unfortunate that the above good traditional way of life is being eroded. That is the reason our society is now riddled by a number of socio-economic problems such as Homosexuality and a number of other social and moral deviations,” the message read in part.

The wedding reception for Kasasira was graced by Ministers Hon. Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng for Health, Hajjat Minsa Kabanda for Kampala, State House Comptroller Jane Barekye, Members of Parliament, Senior clergy and opinion leaders from within and outside Mbarara.