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Bushenyi District Stuck with OWC Inputs

John Bomukama, the Bushenyi District Production and Marketing Secretary, says they are now stuck with 9200 kilograms of beans and 1950 kilograms of maize seeds, which were rejected by farmers because of late delivery.

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Bushenyi district is stuck with farming inputs supplied under the Operation Wealth Creation program. The inputs include bean and maize seeds. The seed were delivered outside the planting season, making it difficult for the authorities to supply them to farmers.

 

John Bomukama, the Bushenyi District Production and Marketing Secretary, says they are now stuck with 9200 kilograms of beans and 1950 kilograms of maize seeds, which were rejected by farmers because of late delivery.

 

He says the seeds are stored at Kyamuhunga, Kakanju and Kyabugimbi Sub county headquarters. Bomukama is optimistic that the seeds will be utilised in the next season if they don't go bad.

 

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Scovia Tugumenawe, a resident of Kyamuhunga says it is unfortunate that government, which is meant to advise farmers on the right planting time and other issues that would lead to improved yields, is the one behaving irresponsibly.

 

Amon Natwebembera, the Bushenyi District Agricultural Officer, says the district is equally concerned about the late delivery of the inputs and has already communicated its concerns to the Operation Wealth Creation Secretariat.

 

Eric Kigambwoha, the coordinator Operation Wealth Creation-OWC program in Bushenyi district declined to comment on the matter. 

Operation Wealth Creation program, is a government initiative aimed at boosting agricultural production with the aim of improving household incomes.