Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni has blamed Ugandans for failing to adopt modern agricultural methods to get better yields; which would have brought the nation out of poverty.
Addressing residents of Putir Village, Tororo District, during the opening Simba Cement Factory, he said:
“The problem with Ugandans is they are big headed. That’s is the reason why the adaption rate of modern agricultural practices is very low and this has made it difficult for them to earn incomes from their small pieces of land.”
“Uganda is one of the richest countries in the world blessed with numerous natural resources, which cannot be exhausted within the shortest period of time,” he said. adding that the future of the country lies in industrialisation.
He said the government is partnering with other countries to exploit her natural resources in order transform the economy.
“You need roads. We are working on them including Standard Gauge Railway line,” he said.
He said the business community should not worry about high power tariffs.
“You don’t have to worry about that because we expect electricity costs go down after the completion of the many dams we are constructing,” Mr Museveni said.