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OWC Secretariat Probes Supply of Substandard Citrus Seedlings to Soroti :: Uganda Radionetwork
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OWC Secretariat Probes Supply of Substandard Citrus Seedlings to Soroti

Peter Ebau, the Gweri Sub County LCIII chairperson, says the delivery of fake inputs under OWC program is common in the area.

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The Operation Wealth Creation secretariat is investigating circumstances under, which more than 13,000 substandard citrus seedlings were delivered to Soroti District.

 

The seedlings were delivered by Kawanda Youth Nursery Fruit Agro Limited, a private firm on Monday this week for distribution to residents.

 

However, Soroti District authorities declined to receive the seedlings on the directives of the Resident District Commissioner, Isaac Kawoya.

 

Kawoya says some of the seedlings were infected with citrus greening alias Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. 

Major Tabaro Kiconco, OWC Spokesperson, says they will investigate the complaints regarding the delivery of the fake seedlings.

 

 

He says it unacceptable for any company to supply sub-standard inputs to farmers.

 

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Peter Ebau, the Gweri Sub County LCIII chairperson, says the delivery of fake inputs under OWC program is common in the area.

 

Just last week, Soroti district authorities also rejected over 10,000 mango seedlings delivered under the OWC, saying they are substandard.

James Aremu, a sub-contractor working with Kawanda Youth Company confirmed the rejection of their seedlings.

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