Don’t sell your land, Muyingo advises elderly

Dr John C Muyingo, the State Minister for Higher Education, hands over home items to an elderly woman at Kabuguma Primary School in Kamira Sub-county, Luweero District on Sunday. PHOTO BY DAN WANDERA

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Dr Muyingo, also MP for Bamunanika, said the district has fertile soil for

Luweero- The State Minister for Higher Education, Dr John Chrysostom Muyingo, has cautioned the elderly and youth in Luweero District against selling off their land but to cultivate it and improve food security.

Dr Muyingo said unplanned land and property disposal in many parts of the country, including Luweero, will only cause a landless class of people who are unproductive.

He made the call while speaking to residents of Kabuguma village in Kamira Sub-county on Sunday where he donated blankets, bedsheets and other household items to the elderly.

Dr Muyingo, also MP for Bamunanika, said the district has fertile soil for arable farming but residents were not harnessing it for food security and income generation at household level.

“We should not sell the little land we have because buyers are available. The land we have is very fertile and can help us cultivate enough food for our families,” Dr Muyingo said.

The minister urged elders to advise children about the value of utilising the land instead of selling it off cheaply to buy boda bodas.

“These children have many challenges which you could easily address as elders. We do not want these children to get into problems, ruin their life and claim they were not guided,” Dr Muyingo said.

“I have not said riding boda bodas is bad but the act of selling off the land which could boost your incomes is what I condemn. We need to be productive,” he added.

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