President Yoweri Museveni has said good leaders are defined by their understanding of people’s problems, which informs the solutions they provide.
Museveni, who is also the NRM presidential candidate, was Wednesday speaking to youth leaders from Tooro sub-region at Fort Portal Boma Grounds as part of his scientific campaigns.
“If you want to become a good political leader, start by being a good social leader and leadership will come naturally. You will then know the people’s problems and the things they want,” Museveni said.
He also told the youth leaders that in order to become change agents, they ought to have people they look up to for knowledge and advice on what to do.
“If you begin by being social leaders, you will have a bond with people that will last forever. Being in politics only is a shallow relationship. I went to Tanzania to look for Nyerere and we were able to create capacity by getting advice from him.”
Emphasizing people’s problems Speaking to NRM leaders from Kabarole, Kamwenge, Bunyangabu, Kyenjojo, Kitagwenda, Kyegegwa, and Fort Portal City, Museveni said the NRM has mastered the art of emphasizing people’s interests.
“Ours is not a story of jumping around but identifying the people’s problems and getting medicine for them. Do you hear me shout like many people you see? As NRM people, you should know that wisdom is better than strength and for us we use strength,” he said.
The NRM presidential flag bearer was later given a ceremonial chair, spear, shield and drum as a symbol of appreciation by the leaders for the great achievements Uganda has reached during his leadership.
Earlier, President Museveni had taken time off his busy schedule to commission the Kyenjojo –Fort Portal road.
Fully funded by the government of Uganda, the 50km stretch that starts in Kyenjojo and ends in Fort Portal city near Mpanga market will be a major link to the neighboring countries of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
Museveni is today in Bundibugyo to address party leaders.