By APN Reporter
Tycoon Patrict Bitature has called on Ugandans to work hard if they are to improve their standards of living saying that success has no shortcuts.
The tycoon was speeking to hundreds of guests who he on Thursday afternoon hosted a delegation of Inter-religious council, State house and operation wealth creation at his country home along Muginda road in Kyaruhanga ward Kagongo division in Ibanda Municipality where he shared with them knowledge about project 500K.
Project 500K plans to empower youth to change their mindset and build the skills needed to be employable or run a successful business and the programme started this month in Ibanda District on and is set to expand across Uganda in the months to come.
“Project 500K is working to set up the next generation of business leaders to succeed and grow Uganda’s economy,” explained Project 500K Director, Nataliey Bitature.
“A lot of young Ugandans are looking for a way to get rich quickly, but what they need is management skills, financial literacy, and a more productive mindset. That is what we are offering through Project 500K – the insight needed to help people help themselves.”
Project 500K was created by the Patrick and Carol Bitature Foundation with the mission to empower 500,000 Ugandan youth to be employable or run a successful business.
After an hour of knowledge sharing, Patrick Bitature together with the area member of Parliament for Ibanda south Eng. John Byabagambi led the delegation to Rukiri sub-county where they were visiting many farms and engaging President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in planning for how to make the most of our resources and empower Ugandans to succeed.
Bitature took a moment on agricultural tour of Ibanda and answered some questions from the press and locals telling them that there is no shortcut to working hard.
He also advised farmers to mix lime and manure into the soil to give it nutrients. “It seems the people who are taking up farming using modern methods are really doing well, and I am so glad to be joined by our Archbishops and other religious and policy leaders to see what is possible here in Uganda” he added
The Member of Parliament John Byabagambi was blessed to have received such delegation since he was promised by president Museveni on short notice after the launching of water scheme on 6th April in Ibanda.
Byabagambi told president that at his home sub-county, people embraced coffee farming and 95% of the people have got solar panels on their houses and fighting poverty on household level.
Present were the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Stanley Ntagali, the Archbishop of Kampala archdiocese, His Grace Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the team of operation wealth creation and delegates from state house among others.