Museveni: Agriculture Possible in Urban Areas

Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club will play two international friendlies this week against two Sudanese giants.

KCCA landed safely in Khartoum in the wee hours of Monday ahead of a game with El Merriekh.

ChimpReports understand that they travelled minus their head coach Abdallah Mubiru who is attending a CAF coaching course at Njeru Technical Centre.

Assistant Coach John Luyinda a.k.a Ayala is set to be in charge when the two teams face off tomorrow Tuesday at 8PM Ugandan time.

FUFA Vice president in charge of technical Hamid Juma led the 29 man delegation that includes 22 players. The officials include, this site price board member Peter Kibazo, team manager Ahmed Kabuye, coaching staff headed by Luyinda, John Lumu and Richard Malinga alongside team doctor Solomon Walugembe.

According to club officials the game is part of the preparations for the second round of the Uganda premier league and the CAF Champions league which get underway in February.


Goal keepers: Yasin Mugabi, Emmanuel Opio and Benjamin Ochan.


Deffenders in clude: Sakka Mpiima, Habib Kavuma, Simon Nmwanja, Ayub Kizza, Timothy Awani, Isaac Ntege, Ronnie Kissekka and Joseph Ochaya.

Midfieders:Owen Kasule, Hakim Ssenkumba, Tom Masiko, Yasin Mugume, Pail Mucureezi, Micheal Birungi and Ivan Ntege.

Strikers: Herman Wasswa Francis Olaki, Derrick Nsibambi and William Wadri.

 ChimpReports also understand that the Lugogo team will also play another Sudanese club El Hilal at Phillip Omondi stadium Lugogo on Saturday in another international club friendly
President Museveni has said that a special package of economic activities will be promoted in urban areas that are much different from those in rural areas in the new Wealth Creation Campaign that aims at getting rid of poverty from the population.

The President made the revelation while addressing a public rally at Rukungiri Municipality ground in Rukungiri district on Sunday as he concluded his tour of Kigezi Sub-Region.

Mr. Museveni said that because urban areas have limited land and space for agriculture, information pills it calls for a special approach focused at peri-urban agriculture with emphasis on crops that are both high yielding and of high value that can at the same time grow on a small land holding.

The President further said that since the majority of the urban population have either attained some formal education or have skills, there is need to  avail funds to promote and support people involved In activities such as carpentry, metal works, handicrafts, welding, weaving and information and communication technology, among others.

He further noted that in urban areas, unlike the rural settings, emphasis will be put on micro-credit support targeting the youth and women since many of the urban poor are in activities such as trading, transport and others who area in the service sector.

He on the same occasion handed over a cheque worth Shs. 268 million for the youth livelihood programme for Rukungiri district that was received by the district Chief Administrative officer and another cheque worth Shs. 100 million for the same programme for Rukungiri Municipality alone that was handed to the Municipal Town Clerk.

The President instructed them to ensure that the funds reach the intended beneficiaries and proper accountability should be done.

He used the occasion to caution the youth, especially those living in towns, about the danger posed by the HIV/AIDS pandemic saying that the disease has no known cure.

“Your life is precious and priceless. Please guard it jealously. Don’t be lied and fooled by your peers. There is time for everything; don’t be a student and a Ssalongo or Nnalongo,” he told the youth.

Earlier, the President visited Mr Lauben Mwesigye, an apple farmer in Nyarushanje in Rubabo County, who earns over Shs. 100 million from his ten acres of apples. He commended him for being a good model farmer and asked others to emulate him.

He later commissioned Rukungiri Dairy Farmers’ Cooperative Union in Rubabo Town.

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