Museveni Cautions Women Against Rumour Mongering

National Resistance Movement NRM flagbearer, Yoweri Museveni.

Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni has cautioned women against spending time in useless talks one would refer to as rumor mongering.

Museveni, who was the chief guest at the International commemoration of Women’s Day, an event held at State House, said women need to engage in serious work and embrace all government programs intended to eliminate poverty.

Spending a lot of time in unproductive talks, Museveni said was the reason why several people are still languishing in poverty. In order to move Uganda from third world economy to middle income status, Museveni said leaders need to guide women and other Ugandans to engage in poverty eradication activities than talking about politics every time.

Men were also not spared in Museveni’s speech. He rallied men to own their responsibilities as heads of families. Several reports have been showing an increase in women headed families. This is because a number of men run away from their families while others spend valuable time in gambling and alcohol.

“When the family earns, very useless husbands steal the man. These people calling themselves leaders keep talking but they don’t have solutions,” Museveni said.

Peace Mutuuzo, who is the State Minister for Gender, said there was need to support women groups with more money so that they can start up or boost their income generating activities. Meanwhile, Museveni threatened to make one of Uganda’s leading dailies bankrupt for writing an article indicating he had been secretly immunized against Covid19.