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Museveni says ‘big-headed Ugandans responsible for poverty’

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has blamed “big-headed” citizens for the country’s failure to improve its agriculture yields.

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“The problem with Ugandans is they are big headed. That’s is the reason why the adaption rate of modern agricultural practices is very low and this has made it difficult for them to earn incomes from their small pieces of land,” Mr Museveni said.

He made the remarks on Tuesday when opening a cement factory in the eastern Tororo district.

“Uganda is one of the richest countries in the world blessed with numerous natural resources, which cannot be exhausted within the shortest period of time,” he said, adding that the future of the country was in industrialisation.


Cover photo: President Museveni, in power since 1986, also owns a farm. photo: AFP

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