President Museveni talking to Kisoro Potato Processing Industries Director John Bahana. (PPU)
Ugandan?President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has strongly indicated that the NRM government has inherited a failed state as far as electricity outages in the area of Kanungu are concern.
According to him, the government found a lifeless economy and hence started from the scratch, saying, ?As we handle one challenge, another one comes up. We solved the energy issue and now we have to replace transmission lines countrywide.?
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was speaking on Saturday.
He averred that the energy ministry has come out with an explanation that, the existing power lines are old and cannot adequately handle the existing energy output that currently stands at 850 megawatts (MW) up from 60MW in 1986. This he said, is the root cause of the power outages.
The President assured the people that Government is working out modalities to solve the issues, but indicated that people should devote their efforts to wealth creation and income-generation.
He called on the rural population to engage in profit-oriented modern agriculture as Government has already secured funds to upgrade the road from Rukungiri to Kanungu.
President Museveni said the Government is ready to make funds available for agro-processing, starting with the tea factory which is to be built in Kisoro, whilst targeting regional and Arab world markets.