Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni has warned workers against stealing from their employers.
He gave the warning yesterday during the International Labour Day celebrations held in Rubaare Town Council, Ntungamo District. They were held under the theme:“Working with the Youth: Addressing employment challenge”.
According to Sarah Kagingo, The Special Presidential Assistant on Communications, the president who was accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs. Janet Museveni said, “You cannot have growth and expand production when you have a lazy workforce”.
Making particular reference to the construction of the Mbarara- Ntungamo road, he warned the workers and Wananchi at large against stealing fuel from the construction company.
He directed the Police to arrest and charge the culprits in courts of law. He stressed that it is impossible for industries to develop with workers who are thieves.
He told the gathering that he was optimistic that Ugandans have the capacity to process and add value to the various products.
He revealed that the NRM Government was fully committed to help the exhibitors at the venue and those in other venues who have displayed their products in an effort to boost their ventures.
The President observed that if they are assisted they would create many industries and employment.
He revealed that the Government supported the scientists and would ensure that they manufacture.
He said that the iron ore deposits in Kabale and Tororo would be exploited. He noted that the move would create a lot of employment.
He added that several other minerals would be exploited in various parts of the country. He said that we need good and affordable infrastructure. He emphasized that roads and cheap electricity would reduce the cost of production in the country. He informed the people that the construction of the Isingiro- Kikagati road was in progress and that more roads would be constructed.
President Museveni said that there are 5 main sectors that create jobs, namely agriculture, industry, services ICT and the Public Service.