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“GOV’T COMMITS TO RESTORING PEACE IN TESO,” SAYS VP ALUPO

She also said that the government has committed to providing peace across the country and that cattle raids are not exceptional.

By Our Reporter

AMURIA: The Vice President of Uganda, Jessica Alupo, has assured the people of the Teso subregion that the government is committed to restoring peace in the area.

Speaking on Friday during the belated Women’s Day commemorations in Amuria district, Alupo assured the people of Teso of the government’s commitment to ending the ongoing cattle raids in the region and its neighborhood.

‘’The government is committed to ending the ongoing cattle raids in the region and its neighborhood and providing peace across the country, and cattle raids are not exceptional,’’ she said.

Alupo added that this matter is in the hands of the commander in chief, who is President Yoweri Museveni, and will be handled to its logical conclusion. 

She also said that the government has committed to providing peace across the country and that cattle raids are not exceptional.

The Vice President also asked leaders to rally communities to embrace government programs, especially those designed to fight poverty in households.

These are the Parish Development Model, Emyooga, and Operation Wealth Creation.

Alupo disclosed that the Teso subregion is one of the regions included in the UBOS report, which states that 39% of the population is not in the money economy.

In tandem with the anti-poverty awareness drives, the Vice President urged the women’s day participants to carry out any one of the enterprises of dairy farming, fish farming, piggery, poultry, fruit farming, and coffee, among others, so that they can collectively fight food insecurity.

Alupo also urged parents to continue prioritizing the education of both girls and boys for the country to achieve all-inclusive social and economic transformation.

She explained that as the country bridges the gap between girl and boy children, she encourages parents and teachers not to slacken on the education of the latter.

“I call upon parents present here at the function to give children honor by keeping all children, even those with disabilities, in schools,” she said.

Alupo also rallied for the protection of the boy child, especially against child labor. “Society and the country need all children,” she reaffirmed.

She also called upon men to respect girls under the age of 18 and girl children to respect and restrain themselves from men so that they are safe and secure until they complete the education cycle.

The politician pledged the government’s continued commitment to addressing education needs, infrastructure, especially the construction and rehabilitation of major roads, and social services in the district in a phased manner.

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