Madoi received the two trucks containing 430 sacks of cassava stems but on unpacking 15 random sacks, the stems were already dry with limited chances of germination. Other sacks contained branches of different tree species and leaves, which had been packed as cassava stems.
Tony Opio, a supplier from Nalubwoyu Sub County delivered the 144 bags of cassava cuttings to the district headquarters. The samples were inspected by the district leaders who confirmed that they could not be received for planting.
It's the peak of mango season in Acholi now. The truck’s arrival comes as a sigh of relief and hope to many farmers and vendors in the region who have lost a lot income due to lack of markets for the mangoes, hence affecting their livelihoods.
Uganda’s produce, especially maize and groundnuts, has been greatly affected by low standards, especially due to aflatoxins, a family of toxins produced by certain fungi that thrive on crops such as maize, peanuts, cottonseed, and tree nuts.
The investment profiles cover the major economic resources: Agriculture, Tourism, Infrastructure and Services, Minerals and Extractives and Human Capital Development.
The development of the profiles is the first of many steps aimed at attracting investment projects and equitably distributed throughout Uganda, according to the introduction to the project.
Richard Alioka, a farmer in Acowa Sub County says citrus farming has become very expensive to manage amidst challenges of low demand. Alioka says that he started orange farming in 2012 with five acres but notes that the management of orange trees is now costly than the output.
On Tuesday, Kabarole district leaders including the LCV Chairperson Richard Rwabuhinga, Woman Member of Parliament Sylvia Rwabwogo and Fort Portal Municipality MP Alex Ruhunda met with the State Minister for Sports, Hamson Denis Obua and allocated 18.2 acres of land for a regional stadium.
Some of the porous border points with heightened security include Ngomoromo in Lokung Sub county and Apiritii in Madi Opei Sub County in Lamwo district, Orom Sub County in Kitgum, Elegu in Amuru and Paimol Sub-County in Agago.
Father Mathew Okun Lagoro, the Chairperson Acholi Bur Parish disclosed that because of the short life span of the cassavas they were forced to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Bukoona Agro Processing Industry Limited on May 5th 2019 to buy the cassavas before it rots in the garden.
Museveni cited United States and the United Kingdom where he said only two percent of the population is involved in agriculture yet that smaller percentage is in position to support the countries with all the food.
Of the six FDC members of parliament, only Busongora South MP Jackson Mbaju Kathika attended the meeting. Kasese district chairperson Geoffrey Sibendire Bigogo also did not turn up.
Bigogo questioned the rationale of inviting the NRM executive committees at district and municipal levels and the invitation of women and youth leagues of the ruling party at a meeting that should ideally be for only elected leaders.