President Yoweri Museveni has used his Christmas message to appeal to livestock farmers to adopt better farming practices in order to overcome the climate change threat.
The President attended the Christmas church service at St. Luke Nshwerenkye Church of Uganda in Kenshuga Sub-County Kiruhuura district. He was accompanied by the First Lady, Janet Museveni and family members.
The service was presided over by Rev. Kwesiga Emmanuel Katamunanwire.
In his remarks to the congregation, Museveni urged cattle farmers who are dominant in the district, to plant pastures, harvest and store them for their animals to feed during dry spells
He assured cattle herders that government will procure drugs to eliminate ticks that affect their animals during the dry season.
Earlier, the President had advised the young elites to use their exposure to sensitize the public on issues affecting their life and share with them important information that can help ordinary Ugandans to solve their challenges.
“I would like to remind the educated youth that they should help the public to know what they don’t know because they are the ones who are informed. They should share information with the public,” Museveni said.
He cited his own example how as a young man, upon completion of his Advanced Level studies in the 1960s sensitised the ordinary pastoralists on the dangers of nomadic practice and encouraged them to adopt permanent settlement.
On her part, the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni spoke to the significance of Christmas and asked the public to use the festive season to unite.
She noted that Christmas tree is a sign of light that shines on the people of the world that had been filled with darkness before the nativity of Jesus Christ.
“The importance of Christmas is a sign of light that shines on the people of the world which was filled with darkness,” she said.
The First Lady also encouraged all Christians to constantly pray to the Lord and urged them to take care of the less privileged like the poor, the sick and the elderly.