Milton Kamoti Wasunguyi, the Bududa district chairman asked farmers not to sabotage the government programs in their sub-counties if they are to gain out of them. He said they should calm down if they want the best out of the district.
Bags of beans in the production store
Bukibokolo Sub County in Bududa district have rejected beans and maize seeds
delivered under the Operation Wealth Creation. Bududa district received over 15,000 kilograms of maize and beans seeds.
As a result, the district sent over 150kilograms for distribution to
farmers in Bukibokolo sub-county for planting to enhance food security. However, the targeted beneficiaries have rejected
the seeds, saying that they don’t germinate even when they are handled with extreme care.
They also argue that
the seeds have come at the wrong time when the planting season is over. Richard Wabukabasi, a farmer in Mukono village blamed
district authorities manning the OWC program for wasting taxpayer’s money under
the disguise of helping them.
According to Wabukabasi, farmers are in great need
but they are not helped as expected. Robert Kutosi, the chairman of Namitati village in Bukari
Parish asked his voters not to take the seeds, saying that he will not allow the officials to collect their signatures in the disguise
of helping them to drive their selfish
He asked OWC authorities to always consult
farmers whenever they want to procure anything for them. Peter Wekona, another farmer, said they would have
given them animals instead of seeds and coffee seedlings.
Milton Kamoti Wasunguyi, the Bududa district
chairman asked farmers not to sabotage the government programs in their sub-counties if they are to gain out of them. He said they should calm down if they want the
best out of the district.
Col. George Wakamuke, the OWC Coordinator in Bududa district asked
to try the seeds since they were verified by NAADS and the district production department to
ascertain their ability to germinate.
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