“Buzukulu ba Museveni” lectured on starting small, ending big


MUKONO- A group of youths organized under “Museveni’s Bazzukulu” over the weekend paid a courtesy visit to Ms, Joan Kakwenzire, a senior presidential advisor and Head of Poverty Alleviation Department (PAD), where they had an extensive workshop lecture on fighting poverty.

The team was led by the Chief Muzzukulu Caroline Kembabazi, the assistant private press secretary to the President. The youths visited Kakwenzire’s Atamba Demonstration Farm in Mukono-Mwanyangiri where they learnt how she transformed the once bushy area into a hub of knowledge, research, and an agro-processing center.

The team, funded under President Museveni manifesto implantation programs through poverty Alleviation toured the poultry farm demonstration, cattle farm, winery, banana plantations and so much more!

During the tour, Ms. Kakwenzire explained that the Atamba Farm which she acquired in 2004 has been transformed from once a bushy area for monkeys to an extensive field where she practices almost everything in farming and also has her retirement home.

The day’s host Kakwenzire narrated to them that due to her resilience and determination, the farm to date not only does crop production but also has grown into a study research center with an indoor industry producing one of Mukono’s finest wines.

She implored the bazzukulu to ‘never stop dreaming big but start small,’ as it is a gradual process to achieve success and cautioned them against finding the quickest means to amassing wealth.

The farm which has stayed for over 20 years now has facilities/departments such as; a 4-acre maize plantation (on 2 acres), pigsty (with over 300 pigs), cattle farm (with over 20 cattle) poultry farm (with over 300 chicken) among others.

On behalf of the Bazzukulu group, Mr. Masuumi Juma who represented the Eastern region gave a vote of thanks to the team and appreciated Ms. Kakwenzire for the wonderful gesture to host the family and challenged fellow bazzukulu to use their platforms on social media to disseminate the information about such success stories of government programs.

The tour ended with a mega buffet courtesy of Ms. Kakwenzire at Detim Hotel in Mbalala – Mukono, where the bazzukulu had a sumptuous enjoyment of the delicious meal, and that summed up the Sunday mega tour.

The team leader Kembabazi told our reporter that such brainstorming lectures will go on in other different parts of the country until the Bazukulu are equipped with knowledge from relevant trainers.

“The President’s main goal is having self sustained youth not beggars. He’s optimistic that once Ugandan youths are financially well off, Uganda can achieve all its intended development goals” Caroline Kembabazi told our reporter.

She was also happy to note that wise Museveni entrusted this role with youthful and friendly Muzukulu stressing that she will do all it takes to fulfill all the obligation as stipulated in her terms of duty.

Background of the Poverty Alleviation Department (PAD)

Established in 2003 and launched in 2004 by H.E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the objectives of the PAD initiative include; promoting food security, Increasing household incomes (home improvement), establishing demonstration farms, model parishes, and agricultural production zones among others.

PAD has since birthed the Bonna Bagaggawale, Operation Wealth Creation, and most recently the Parish Development Model, all schemes which have been invented to improve the income status of Ugandans.

Structure of the department

PAD is headed by Ms. Joan Kakwenzire at the top, and below her are regional coordinators; Ms. Joan Balemezi (in charge of the Central Region), Mrs. Felistus Magomu (Eastern), and Ms. Josephine Kiconco (Western).