Museveni Refuses to Give Rwenzori Youth Cash

President Museveni has left the Rwenzori youth and their leaders disappointed after refusing to hand them cash.

The president who is on his tour in the Rwenzori region, page on Friday afternoon commissioned the shs350m Kabarole Youth and Information Center and launched the Rwenzori Youth Platform at a function held at Nyabukara in West division, pilule Fort Portal municipality, story Kabarole district.

The chairman of the Rwenzori Youth Platform Mr Patrick Kamulindwa informed the president that the platform was formed by youth from the seven districts with the aim of mobilizing support for president Museveni to rule ‘pakalast.’

He asked the president to support their SACCO of about 450 members financially to increase the loan portfolio, support their trip of 100 members to India for business expo in June and equip their office.

The chairman also demanded president Museveni to sponsor their regional training where they will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in mobilizing support for president as they backed the Kyankwanzi NRM MPs sole candidature, before they requested to meet him.

But the disappointment came when president Museveni talked for hours hitting on wealth creation without responding to their demands.

When launching the Platform, the president called his soldiers deployed in wealth creation program that replaced by NAADS in different district in the region and handed over the youth to them without a single coin.

He said, “I’m handing over these youths to you my soldiers. Help them to get varieties of coffee seedlings, tea seedlings and heifers and anything that they want in production. I can’t give them money which will cause divisions as he left the podium”.


This however did not go well youth who were targeting millions of money for their SACCO from the president.

They dispersed saying, “How can the president leave without giving us money and evening responding to our demands?”

The youth who had come from Ntoroko, Kasese, Bundibugyo, Kamwenge and Kyenjojo got stranded after they were not given transport which they say they expected from the president.

The district Chairman Mr Richard Rwabuhinga had earlier also made several requests to the president and asked him to fulfill his pledges but there was no response.

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