Sunday March 16 2014

Museveni warns youth against Western culture

President Museveni inspects traditional foods

President Museveni inspects traditional foods during the launch of a students’ cultural gala at Busitema University in Busia District on Saturday. PPU PHOTO 

By Joseph Omollo


President Museveni has urged the youth to exploit the economic opportunities in the country to create jobs instead of copying Western cultures.

Speaking at the launch of the students’ cultural gala in Busitema University at the weekend, the President said whereas most of the Western cultures look modern and interesting to the youth, the African culture is richer in promoting social identity and discipline. Mr Museveni urged Ugandans to stand firm and abhor, especially the divergent sexual orientation or society will be dragged into danger.

The President also challenged students to scrutinise cultural practices and shun those that do not favour their survival.
“How do you just inherit your late brother’s wife when you are aware of what he was suffering from? I know there are cultures in Uganda still encouraging widow inheritance but this must end,” he said.

Mr Museveni tasked Busitema University to create a faculty of marine sciences so that the country trains and produce experts who can build boats, operate marines as well as maintaining them instead of hiring foreign experts.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof Mary Okwakol, appealed to supporters of the university’s business master plan to enable the university source for resources to boost government assistance for the smooth running of the institution.

“We have fought taking raw milk in Western Uganda without boiling successfully. We shall continue fighting bad cultures that have negative impacts on us,” President Museveni