Some voters in Oyam South, Oyam district, are up in arms against Lands Minister Betty Amongi over the proposed amendment of Article 26 of the Constitution to enable government to compulsorily acquire land for public projects. Amongi represents Oyam South in Parliament. But some angry voters in the area call her a total disgrace to the constituency and Lango sub region for advancing a proposal that they say seeks to rob people of the only asset left for their livelihoods.
Stephen Byantwale Tibeijuka, the Acting Commissioner in charge of Crop Protection, says the Ministry of Agriculture is alarmed by the number of farmers asking to be supplied with pesticides. Byantwale says chemical pesticides are harmful to the environment, the users and to those who consume farm products, noting that pests could also develop resistance over time.