In a letter dated January 8, 2021, and written by Daniel Odongo of Okwir and Company Advocates on behalf of Among Agnes and 130 others who are also claiming ownership of the land, Odongo accuses the Chairman Lango Cooperative Union Maxwell Akora Akora and others of causing the suffering of over 300 people of Angayiki.
The land measuring 1,165 hectares, an equivalent to 9 square kilometers is located at Angayiki village Chawente Sub County in Kwania District and plans are underway to lease it, in a five years contract that will see the investor develop it.
According to the report, 64 out of the 453 registered SACCOs in Uganda have collapsed while 312 are struggling due to fraud and poor governance among other challenges. Collins Agaba, the program Manager PROFIRA, says only 77 out the 453 Saccos they are supporting have not suffered any problem.
Babra Akao, also a farmer neighboring Ogwang’s farm says livestock farming is a good investment but a capital-intensive enterprise. She appealed to the government to extend restocking programs to areas where they have not reached in order to empower the common man.
A month after President Yoweri Museveni flagged off the tarmacking of Masindi-Pader to Acholibur Highway; residents say the road, which is under UNRA has been impassable after several sections of the road including a section of Abuli in Apac Sub County, Ibuje, and Aduku Town Council were cut off by floods respectively.
The Union came to its knees when cotton growing, buying, ginning and selling were heavily affected rendering the primary societies inactive. Tonny Ogwal, the Lango Cooperative Union Vice-Chairperson says the union leaders are now on the move to revamp and strengthen the societies across the region.
Under the scheme, a first-time farmer is supposed to pay 33 per cent of 450,000 and the government tops up the remaining balance. In the second season, both government and farmers pay 50 per cent of the money and at the third season, governments pay 33 per cent while the farmer takes the bigger share; 67 per cent of the payment.
James Okello, the Chairperson of the Fishing Community is excited that at least 80 fishermen in Dokolo and 79 in Kwania district have been cleared to resume fishing that was officially flagged off by Col James Nuwagaba, the Commandant of the Fisheries Protection Unit at Atuma Landing Site in Kwania on Saturday.
The heifers will benefit widows, widowers, the elderly, Person with Disabilities, orphans and the Ex-combatants from the Sub Counties are Aduku, Inomo, Chawente, Nambieso, Abongomola and Aduku Town Council.
The farm inputs that include 2,500kgs of Nase-1 improved upland rice seeds, 20 metric tons of bio-fertilizers, 20 metric tons of bio-pesticides all worth 35 million shillings for planted over 800 acres of land
Vicky Apono, a resident of Abany-imalo village in Abongomola Sub County Kwania district who planted 6 acres of the plant is already harvesting. She says her life has improved alongside that of the people around her especially those who have ventured into growing Rosemary
Under this scheme, a farmer is required to pay about 30,000 shillings per acre to insure their crops each season. Once their crops are affected by either drought or rain, they are entitled to a minimum compensation of Shillings 150,000 per acre of the crop depending on the market price.
Martha Twesigye, the Marketing Officer Ensibuuko Technology Limited, says the beneficiary farmers subscribed to their premium crop insurance. She said those compensated lost about 80 percent of their crops in the first season.
In Lira district, some 13 farmers got shillings 3m, and some 10m shillings was paid to farmers in Kole district.