Tuesday August 26 2014

Museveni cattle divide youth

By Malik Fahad Jjingo

Lwengo- The cattle President Museveni recently donated to youth leaders in Buganda have caused division and disagreement among the youth in the region.

A section of the youth led by Mr Bruce Tushabe Nzabanita, the coordinator of Volunteer Uganda, a community-based organisation in Lwengo and a staunch supporter of NRM party have come out to oppose the programme claiming that it is segregative.

Mr Tushabe said many youth in the region have been supporting the ruling government and they have been voting its candidates, but they have never benefited from the government saying the programme of giving out cattle would have targeted all youths instead of benefiting only a section of people.

He wondered why the cattle were only given to youth leaders yet some of them have never been as active as the rest of the others in mobilising support for the NRM.

Others like Mr Meddie Lutaya of the Forum for Democratic Change claimed poverty cuts across political parties and all youth should be considered in the presidential cattle donation project.

However, Masaka NRM Youth publicity secretary Flujensio Kayima said people opposed to the programme should know how, why, and when the youth leaders pleaded with the President to give them the cattle.