By Candia Stephen
Arua-President Yoweri Museveni has castigated Ugandans for being socially undisciplined, a situation he says is undermining Uganda’s development.
While speaking at Arua Hill, the President noted that due to the recklessness of Boda Bodas and Taxi drivers on most roads, many tourists have been scared away.
“Police should insist on proper road code to enforce discipline in the Country because this scares away visitors to the Country,” Museveni said.
On average, Uganda receives about 1.5 million tourists bringing about 1.5 billion US dollars into national coffers.
The President also warned the youth against being undisciplined by engaging in alcoholism, drug abuse and prostitution if they are to transform from joblessness into property owners.
In another development, the president pledged support through infrastructural development so as to enable the private sector make money cheaply.
He also encouraged the people of Uganda to embrace commercial farming, build hotels to tap the expanding demand for the hospitality industry and also undertake business ventures in order to achieve prosperity.
“You cannot get out of poverty if you don’t enter commercial farming, own factories, hotels, engage in transport business or ICT,” the President said.
But the Obongi County MP, Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, said the West Nile region has continued to be marginalized in developments. “Why should this government continue back tracking the completion of Arua Airfield, connection of electricity to national grid? Even the promise to connect Obongi with electricity has failed yet whether you are NRM or FDC, you use the power for development.”
The president called on Ugandans to embrace patriotism and avoid tribal and religious centrism and sexual orientation.