Hon. Cecilia Ogwal Wants Shs 7trillion Security Budget Allocated to Productive Sectors Like Agriculture

Senior legislator Hon. Cecilia Ogwal has gone at cross roads with several government officials over Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Budgetary allocations.

Speaking during the Wednesday budget session, the former opposition Chief Whip stated that government and the Ministry of Finance should 𝒓𝒆𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’ƒπ’–π’…π’ˆπ’†π’• π’‚π’π’π’π’„π’‚π’•π’Šπ’π’ 𝒐𝒇 𝑺𝒉𝒔 6.9 π’•π’“π’Šπ’π’π’Šπ’π’ π’Žπ’†π’‚π’π’• 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’”π’†π’„π’–π’“π’Šπ’•π’š 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’ˆπ’π’—π’†π’“π’π’‚π’π’„π’† 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’“π’†π’…π’Šπ’“π’†π’„π’• π’Šπ’• 𝒕𝒐 π’‘π’“π’π’…π’–π’„π’•π’Šπ’—π’† 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒔.

β€œWe need to critically focus more on sectors that create jobs for the youth and also address the household income.” Ogwal stated.

The Dokolo Woman representative added, β€œAs we can see, nothing has been done to include mechanisms for conflict resolutions in maintaining law and order but they are more concerned with buying teargas to harm people and to cause air pollution.” Emphasizing that w𝒆 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 π’‘π’“π’π’‚π’„π’•π’Šπ’—π’†π’π’š π’‚π’Šπ’Ž 𝒂𝒕 π’‚π’…π’…π’“π’†π’”π’”π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒐𝒐𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 π’…π’†π’Žπ’π’π’”π’•π’“π’‚π’•π’Šπ’π’π’” 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒏𝒐𝒕 π’˜π’‚π’Šπ’• 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’Šπ’• 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’†π’π’ˆπ’‚π’ˆπ’† π’Šπ’ 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒃𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆𝒔.

She insists that government should focus on income generation sectors like agriculture, tourism, industrialization and others so that the youth and the poor are given opportunity to showcase their potential in sectors of their interests.

β€œUgandans have enough land and potential to carry out agriculture and industrialization but unfortunately they lack facilitation sensitization by the government and that is the reason they end up growing crops with no market value.” She highlighted.

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