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'You Are Lazy', Museveni Tells Ugandans in New Rap

June 22, 2014

Tracie Ominde

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said that most Ugandans are lazy. Museveni said he was concerned about Ugandan's high dependency ratio where few people are gainfully employed while majority especially, the youth, are dependants.

He urged the youth to learn entrepreneurial skills so as to create new businesses and sustain the existing ones. He said "when the census was last done in 2002, only 32 percent of the homesteads were in money economy, 68 percent in subsistence farming where the biggest problem is".

Museveni who was speaking at the launch of Finance Trust Bank in Kampala criticised his countrymen's "tendency of sleeping throughout." He reiterated that unlike Europe where they have social welfare, they still wake up to work while in Uganda people can sleep all day and do nothing. The president urged them to make use of the prevailing peace and infrastructure development so as to better their lives by improving their income.

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Source: AllAfrica

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