Deo Okello Latigo, an Agricultural Inspector, says the inputs were seized during an inspection in six Agro-Input shops including Mak-Kweri, Okado, Gang Pur, Pur Lonyo, Lapur Pe Tur, and Lute Agro-Input Investment, all in Gulu town.
Fake agro inputs worth
unspecified amount of money have been impounded in Gulu district a team of
Agriculture Ministry officials and police.
The fake agro inputs including fertilizers, chemicals, seeds and pesticides
were seized in an operation conducted on Wednesday.
Deo Okello Latigo, an Agricultural Inspector, says the inputs were seized
during an inspection in six Agro-Input shops including Mak-Kweri, Okado, Gang
Pur, Pur Lonyo, Lapur Pe Tur, and Lute Agro-Input Investment, all in Gulu town.
He explained that only
Lute Agro-Input Investment was found with genuine products. According to
Latigo, the impounded inputs will be destroyed in the Uganda People’s Defense
Force – UPDF army barracks in Nakasongola district.
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Latigo also blames the sale of the fake and expired goods on the agro Input
dealers, saying they don’t regularly check their stock.
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Alfred Ocen, the Senior Commercial Officer Gulu district told URN that the
inspection is of benefit both to the agro input dealers and the farmers.
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Patrick Lumumba Oola, the proprietor of Pur Lonyo Agro-Input revealed that only
two bottles of fertilizers were confiscated from his shop. He said the two
bottles were for his stock of last year.
Anne Kipwola, the proprietor Okado
Farmers Limited had two boxes of chemical sprays that were confiscated from his
Gulu is the second
district after Kiriandongo that the team inspecting in Northern Uganda and West