government has dispatched 90 metric tonnes of quick maturing seeds to districts in the Karamoja region.
The seeds worth 800 million Shillings include tepary beans, cow peas, maize, and
green gram seeds. They take about 56 days to mature.
State Minister for Agriculture Fred Kyakulaga said that the intervention aims
at supporting residents to grow their own food. He said that the donation is an
addition to the food relief that was distributed by the office of the Prime Minister
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was on Thursday speaking at the flagging-off ceremony at Equator Seeds head offices located
at Namanve Industrial Park, Mukono District.
Mugasa the Executive Director of National Agriculture Advisory Services-NAADS
appealed to leaders in the Karamoja region to consider the most vulnerable
households and make sure that the beneficiaries take advantage of the rainy
season to plant the seeds.
The Minister in charge of Karamoja Affairs Maria Gorethi Kitutu attributed the
escalating hunger in Karamoja to insecurity cases. She appealed to residents to
resume practicing agriculture since the region is now peaceful.
The Member of Parliament for Abim, Janet Akor Moe, also the Chairperson for the
Parliamentary Committee of Agriculture appealed for additional strategies to
redeem the region from severe starvation.