The Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo has challenged the people of Bukedi sub region to launch a fight against poverty if they are to improve on their livelihoods.
Speaking over the weekend as guest of honor during the launch of Dhopadhola Bible at Busitema University Nagongera campus, Mbayo said Bukedi is second to Karamoja in poverty ranking, a position that is not worthy of learned people of Bukedi.
Delivering the president’s message, Mbayo said the launch of Dhopadhola Bible is not only a success to Tororo but also the rest of the world where Dhopadhola is spoken.
The President said the launch is a sign of preservation of African culture and will help in spiritual growth encouraging the Jopadhola to translate other books with words of wisdom in order to train the young generation on how to read and write the language.
The President who contributed 30 million shillings towards the cause, asked the religious leaders to reach out to communities and promote social economic transformation programs especially Youth Livelihood Fund, Women Fund among others. Meanwhile the state Minister for Health General Duties Sarah Achieng Opendi advised the Christians not to spend too much time in just reading the Dhopadhola edition of the Bible due to excitement but also remember to work to provide for the family. She also encouraged exercising and healthy eating in order to fight Non Communicable Diseases.