In 2018, President Yoweri Museveni directed the Uganda Development Cooperation (UDC), facilitated by the Ministry of Agriculture, to establish a fruit factory in Lolyango Village under the name Delight Uganda Limited.
Minister Bwino revealed that the project, valued at US$ 350 million, received Cabinet approval last week and is now awaiting parliamentary endorsement for immediate implementation. 'Climate Smart Agriculture' will target 18 sub-regions, including Acholi, Karamoja, Lango, and West Nile sub-regions.
Dr. Jillian Adyeri Omalla, a farmer and Founder of Delight Uganda Limited, expressed optimism among farmers, citing the previous challenges of poor post-harvest management due to the lack of storage facilities and limited market access.
Cyril Champigny, TotalEnergies E&P Uganda Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Director told Uganda Radio Network in an interview Tuesday that the milestone is a great achievement for the project and the oil and gas industry in the country.
Dr. Isiah Odokorach, the Nwoya District Veterinary Officer, says that at least 50 animals presented with symptoms of the highly viral livestock disease during their assessments in three different kraals in Nyamokino Parish.
They were killed when the Toyota Noah registration number UAW 943A they were traveling on board veered off the road and overturned multiple times as the driver attempted to avoid crashing into a stationary trailer. Two survivors, Winnie Adong, the wife of former Lira Municipality Mayor Mike Ogwang Olwa Veve, and Sannytina sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Anaka Hospital.
According to Kilama, the disease is ravaging the indigenous cassava variety and the hybrid NASE series which are susceptible to cassava brown streak disease. He notes that the consistent outbreak of the disease has negatively impacted cassava farming in the district due to low yield arguing that it is a threat to food security and household income.
The farmers under Delight Farm say that they have been able to set up more than 1,200 acres of fruit farms including mangoes, guava, and citrus in anticipation of a fruit factory as committed by the government.
Stephen Asiimwe, the PSFU Chief Executive Officer disclosed that the beneficiaries were supported under the Lead Firm Structure Young Africa Project which aims at transforming the economic livelihoods of individuals.
On Monday, Odong moved a private member’s motion during a full council meeting demanding the appointing authority to take action against Omara on grounds of non-corporation, undermining political and technical leaders, and corruption.
According to police reports, Atim, who works as an office attendant at the sub-county office mobilized two other people at about 10 pm on Thursday evening to harvest honey from one of the office ceilings.