The EAC region lost more than 90 percent in tourism earnings to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Dr Mathuki is confident that the region's tourism activities are now poised for revival, putting the onus on governments and other players in the sector to work together to market the region’s tourist attractions and products
Vincent Walugembe, the Chairperson of Kwekulakulanya Agriculture Group, says that they have over 60 acres of land containing coffee and other crops. He says that irrigating their plantations using watering cans has been a time-wasting and tiresome task.
In his July 1, 2021 letter, the president noted that projects were being delayed mainly due to corruption in the government procurement processes and delays in the procurement processes by the ministries, departments and agencies and the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority, PPDA.
Each of the planned sites will comprise a water source, transmission pipeline, storage tanks of 87, 000 litres, distribution networks for irrigation, and on-farm irrigation system network. Nexus Green Chief Executive Officer, Rikki Verma says the scheme can support over 30 farmers with five acreages each.