Okello says centrally procuring seeds from the OWC secretariat has been marred by late deliveries rendering it ineffective. He says since seed firms deal in localized seeds multiplication, there is better chance for them to supply quality seeds from research organizations.
Speaking at the third local economic development conference held at the civil service college in Jinja district on Sunday, after signing a memorandum of understanding with Uganda local government association ULGA, Angina argues that if farmers were selling their produce in associations, they would have an upper hand to negotiate higher prices in the food market.
Dr. Samuel Mugasi the Executive Director of National Agriculture Advisory Services says that farmers should look at the over production as blessing because there is no food insecurity in country which would plunge families in hunger.
The district has 300 vanilla growers with the capacity of producing 6-tons of vanilla every season, according to retired Gen Alex Baguma, the chairman of vanilla growers in Ntoroko district. But Baguma says they have lost 5.9 tons of vanilla to thieves in the season between January and June 15, 2018.
MP John Baptist Nambetsye, the Manjia County MP, says they expect the president to reassure Ugandans on the state of security in the country. He says specifically the president should tell Ugandans how he intends to address the rampant kidnaps and murders in the country.
Save the Children Uganda and the MasterCard Foundation are calling upon government to offer skills in addition to money to all youths under governments Youth Livelihood Program and Operation Wealth Creation
Edward Lutankome Ssentamu, the Central Regional Manager Uganda Coffee Development Authority asked for time to investigate the matter and consult the district OWC Commander on what could have gone wrong.
David Bainomugisha, the Bushenyi district production officer says that the deliverly is un timely and distributing the cuttings to farmers is a wastage of time.. The cuttings in question were reportedly delivered by one Nakalema Dorothy on behalf of the Operation wealth creation.
However, the programme has met strong criticism over the persistent late delivery and supply of inputs to farmers. Farmers from various parts of the country have consistently raised a red flag on the quality of inputs, some of which could not germinate were not suitable for the soils, and could not tolerate weather conditions in particular areas.
According to the Kamwezi sub county chairperson, Teddyson Niwagaba, Muhwezi was lynched while at a drinking place in Kabugarama trading centre in Rwenyangyi parish at around 01:00am towards Friday morning.
Gen Saleh called for the implementation of the regional logistics hub and the e-voucher card system as key steps that should be taken to refresh the program. Under the e-voucher system, allocations to farmers are made through an online system, age use tokens to pick farm inputs from logistical hubs or approved suppliers within their regions.
Lira District Fisheries Department has rejected a total of 39,000 Tilapia fingerlings that was supplied under the Operation Wealth Creation OWC programme to be distributed to fish farmers. Major John Alonya, the OWC Coordinator for Lango sub region said they had asked the contractor to supply fingerlings with each weighing between 10 and 20 grams and measuring between 10 and 15 centimetres long.
Lt. Michael Loeda is blamed for supplying pigs to the district which are unpopular among the cattle-keeping Pokot community. The 19 pigs, 890 bags of cassava cuttings and 52,631 seedlings of the oranges are at the centre of contention where 1.9 billion shillings is reported to have been spent on inputs for 2015/2016 financial year.