President Yoweri Museveni has said the reason the NRM has remained ahead of other political parties is because its focus has always been on people’s needs.
“If you want to know how NRM started and differed from other parties, look at how we emphasized people’s needs, other than their tribes and religion. We do things intentionally and not by mistake,” he said while speaking to NRM leaders and flag bearers from the Greater Mpigi districts of Butambala, Gomba and Mpigi at the police playgrounds in Mpigi town council.
“If you want to know the brick that NRM has put on the development of Uganda, look at our ideology and you will realize we have done a lot to change this country.”
Museveni, who is the NRM presidential flag bearer, noted that things like roads that the government has constructed in various parts of the country don’t segregate between tribe or religion and gender but are for the benefit of everyone.
“An example is the Ssembabule road that benefits Muslims, Christians and Baganda. When the NRM came to power, we emphasized people’s needs because these bring people together. The fruits of this wise decision are seen in the previous elections where NRM has not scored less than 60%,” he said, according to Nrm.ug.
On that background, he tasked leaders to continue spreading the gospel about the party’s achievements.
“When I went to Kisozi, people were democratically poor and were asking me to give them money. I refused and asked what would happen to them the following day. If you have a friend and is hungry, don’t give him fish but teach them how to fish and give them a hook,” Museveni said.
The NRM presidential candidate said because of this idea, 1400 homesteads out of 1700 in Kisozi have now adopted commercial farming after abandoning subsistence production.
“I ask our leaders to take this approach and teach people to start working for both the stomachs and pockets. Our people should do this to ensure they join the money economy.”