The farmers from the parishes of Gem, Opwac and Jaka parishes in Lalogi Sub County lost over 600 acres of crop gardens that were due for harvest to a heavy rainfall that was accompanied by strong wind and hailstorm and lasted for several hours.
The soil sensor plays a vital role in modern agricultural and horticultural management and provides a regular assessment of major nutrient levels in the soil to make fertilizer recommendations and to ensure optimum growing conditions.
Joseph Bongomin, one of the farmers in Lujorongole Parish, told URN that the heavy rainfall and hailstorm destroyed his 15-acre crop garden comprising soya bean (4acres), sim sim (6) and cassava (5) leaving him stranded.
Simon Wokorach, the Chairperson of Gulu City Boda-boda Association, says they have recorded numerous complaints from various cyclists, majority of whom are from Omoro, Nwoya, Amuru, Oyam, Pader and Kole Districts. He says they have reported the matter to police for further inquiries.
Francis Odongakara, the Along West Local Chairperson told URN on Saturday that more than 800 acres of crops belonging to about 150 households were razed to the ground during the heavy rains accompanied by hail storms.
Benson Okello, a Tobacco farmer in Odek Sub-County in Omoro District reveals that over 100 farmers were forced to sell their produce cheaply. He says the remaining 18 farmers are still trapped with 5.5 tonnes of tobacco.
The protestors are demanding installation of humps to control accidents at the trading center saying the lack of the speed breakers have led to loss of several lives. They allege that the accident involved a government registered vehicle whose registration could not be ascertained.