President Yoweri Museveni revealed today that the South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa is making good returns from the Ankole cattle he bought from him.
In a Wednesday statement, Museveni said that the CAF President Patrice Motsepe told him that he had recently acquired a bull from Ramaphosa's firm at $120,000 (aboutShs458 million).
The president, who in the statement condemned the recent killings across the country, was pointing to the value that can be harnessed from African heritage.
Read the full statement below:
Greetings to Ugandans and, especially, the Bazukulu. Congratulations on Cheptegei and Kiplimo.
Condemnation for the killers of Kakooza, Councillor from Kamwokya, the student, Betungura, the CAO from Bukwo, Charles Ogwang and others. Their killers will pay like the idiotic ADFs have been paying. They thought it was a joke. It is a bad joke and gamble to kill Ugandans.
On the weekend, I was in Kisozi to see the cattle z’obujajja (ancestral cattle – enshugyi). These cattle are, really, so wonderful!! It was so dry, but they were still managing, as you can see in the pictures. The exotic ones would not survive.
Besides, these cattle are, apparently, in high demand abroad. Why? On account of what we found out long ago, but which was not publicized enough. They have the best and safest beef. Why? They are the only cattle with yellow fat, which is low in cholesterol.
All the other cattle have white fat that has cholesterol. Their milk has also got better cream. Mr Motsepe of the Confederation of African Football Association, only the other day came to tell me about football affairs.
However, he also told me that, recently, he bought an Ankole bull from H.E. Ramaphosa, who bought 43 cows from me some years ago, at the price of USD 120,000 (One Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars) for that bull.
Talking of unknowingly sitting on gold!! There you are. I always stand for many good things in African obujajja (heritage), including karo (millet) and muhogo (cassava).
The old man with a hat.
Salutations to my daughter Diana, who is our Managing–Director.