On Tuesday, Dr Jane Egau Okou, the Director of Higher, Technical, Vocational Education and Training launched the construction of an additional six lecture rooms worth Shilling 1.3 billion. The construction undertaken by Vambeco Enterprises Limited will be completed in four months.
Denes Sekabira, the Katikamu North Member of Parliament, says recently the Prime Minister recently told Parliament that the government had bought 23,000liters of pesticides and distributed them to districts to fight the African armyworm outbreak.
Charles Kizito, a farmer at Kyampologoma village in Kamira town council, says that the African Armyworms destroyed his one acre of maize within a day causing him a financial loss of about Shillings 400,000.
Mathew Bakabulindi, a farmer at Kanyogogga village in Luwero sub-county, says that he expressed interest and was assessed before he was asked to contribute Shillings 5 million out of the total value of the Shillings 23 million for the solar irrigation equipment.
In his circular, Kyomukama said that during the visits by Minister and State Ministers of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries, the farmers and local leaders raised concerns about the non-performance of agricultural extension officers in the districts.
The Principal of Bukalasa Agricultural College Gelvan Kisolo Lule said the renovation works were a big achievement in the history of the college because they were operating in old-fashioned structures for years.
Exactly after a month after the raid on his mobile money shop, Kalungi says that he is dissatisfied with the police’s fruitless hunt for his attackers. Kalungi also notes that some investigating officers told him to facilitate the investigations for his desired fruits.
According to Bishop Nsubuga, the diocese has embraced the Operation Wealth Creation Programme and mentored several Christians to engage in agriculture production to improve livelihoods, but this may be affected by counterfeit agro-inputs.
Dr. Anna Rose Ademun Okurut, who is in-charge of Animal Health says that many Veterinary officers tend to work like witch doctors rather than professionals by treating animals without proper investigations of the causes of diseases in animals and environment where they live.
Henry Baite, the Human Resource Officer SR Afro Chicks and Breeders Limited, says even at the current prices, they can only distribute less than 2,500 trays of eggs per day. Baite says they are currently stuck with over 3000 trays of eggs, which they have failed to sale that has plunged the farm into huge losses.
Robert Ssekyanzi the Chairperson of Luweero Boda Boda Riders’ Association says that although President Museveni allowed them to transport cargo, he used to spend days with no client which forced him to resort to farming till restriction on movement is lifted.
Sadik Aisha, a farmer in Gogonya A village explains that the insects were first spotted on Tuesday evening, which triggered panic that they could have been invaded by locusts. She explains that the insects eat green leaves on trees and food crops.
John Kibalama, the Director Bakyabumba Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Society, says that they have put much effort in coffee growing but the yield remain low because of the poor variety supplied by nursery bed operators certified by UCDA.
The statement signed by Acting Executive Director of UNMA Paul Isabirye warns of flooding in urban areas ,low lying areas, mudslides in the mountainous areas and lightning strikes coupled with strong winds.
According to the Indicative Planning Figures for 2019/20, the government has allocated 334 million Shillings as Primary Health Care non-wage from 19 million Shillings received in past years. Up to 720 million Shillings has been allocated to complete the construction of a 100-bed ward and another 45 million Shilling for maintenance of the facility.