Sheema: President Yoweri Museveni has requested country men of Sheema District put more efforts in studying and learning science studies as a way to a achieve the Vision 2040 agenda.
The message was delivered by the Minister for Finance Planning and Economic Development Hon. Matia Kasaija representing the president at the fundraising slated to complete the science block of Ankore Western University Kabwohe, where he represented president Museveni.
President’s message revealed that in 1992 China was so poor but due to improved science, it is now among the richest countries, “China had a bicycle as its main means of transport and iron sheets as the best materials to build house walls in 1992 but now, every Chinese drives a car he or she needs.”
He continued, “The development was brought in by science studies which they prefer most because it helps one to use what he has to get what he doesn’t have, in Uganda we have a lot of resources but un fortunately we don’t know how to use them to get what our heart desires,” Reads part of the President’s message.
He added that Government of Uganda can only employ 469216 compared to the total population of 40M, and advised people to use Science and Technology knowledge to start their own businesses.
“Study science practicals and start your own businesses, sciences teach how to be innovative. As Government we can’t employ everyone because jobs are less than the population but I strongly believe that with science studies, un employment problem can be a hear say in Uganda by 2040,” President’s message
The function was also attended by Minister for Science and Technology Hon Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye who thanked President Museveni for his continuous support to the University.
Elioda said, when they were starting to build, he gave them 200M and yesterday he pledged 100M.
Among others who attended was Minister for Disasters and preparedness Hon. Hillary Onek gave 10m, District Woman MP Sheema who gave 11M, former Woman MP Sheema District Hon Nyakikongoro Rosemary 1M, Minister Kamuntu who gave 15m, and many others.
According to Yesse Mubangizi the university treasurer, they managed to collect Shs 1,157,900,000 although they have Shs458,041,000 in cash