The state minister of Microfinance, Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo, stated the role of the leaders, regardless of their political affiliations in order to preach to the population about the various govt programmes including Emyooga.
According to Kasolo, “when your leaders speak at the public function and intentionally or unintentionally did not mention Emyooga, do not elect them again. Emyooga is everyone’s program. If you are a leader and not in Emyooga, you do not deserve to be given another term. You do not know that you are a leader. This is purely a government programme. It is believed to change the lives of your people. If you are not part of the programme, will you have the moral authority to advocate for it?”
The minister spoke in Kasese Municipality as part of the Emyooga program monitoring campaign.
He urged that Emyooga, just like other governments, is all-inclusive.
“I want to encourage each of you to come and join Emyooga who did not yet join. If you still want another term, better join Emyooga. All NRM chairpersons should be in Emyooga. How can you support NRM, and you fail to support NRM programmes?”
He then challenged people in Kasese Municipality to ensure they embrace Emyooga by joining or forming SACCOs, saving and then borrowing from them.
According to the minister, there is no excuse for not participating in any Emyooga programme.
According to the message, if you are a human being and you want to eliminate poverty, you must earn money daily. If you are here and you don’t have a business that earns you money daily, go and check yourself. If you want to buy a car, building house, pay school fees, go and start a business that earns you money daily. You can get rich in short time. You don’t require a lot of capital. My mother was selling pancakes to get my school fees. Do you think she still sells pancakes? For you, instead of paying for your children and saving, you are in salon, and eating chicken. Who will look after you when you grow old,”Kasolo asked.