Emyooga was launched in August 2019 by President Museveni to spur a shift from subsistence to market-oriented production. The government set aside 260 billion Shillings to bankroll the program with each constituency meant to receive 560 million shillings
The Cooperative which deals in soya beans, maize, simsim and other cereal crops, plans to construct a store that will be used by the members to bulk their farm produce for sale, however the Coop does not have adequate resources to implement the plan.
Concerned meat consumers like David Orach, a resident of the area is frightened that the continued standoff has led to selling of uninspected meat, posing great risks of foodborne illnesses associated with animals slaughtered from poorly hygienic places.
In a letter dated January 8, 2021, and written by Daniel Odongo of Okwir and Company Advocates on behalf of Among Agnes and 130 others who are also claiming ownership of the land, Odongo accuses the Chairman Lango Cooperative Union Maxwell Akora Akora and others of causing the suffering of over 300 people of Angayiki.
The land measuring 1,165 hectares, an equivalent to 9 square kilometers is located at Angayiki village Chawente Sub County in Kwania District and plans are underway to lease it, in a five years contract that will see the investor develop it.
The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde says companies will also have to prove their commitment to how much they are ready to spend per season, in form of a performance bond.
The Assistant Commissioner for Regional and Bilateral Division External Trade at the Ministry of Trade, Richard Okot Okello, says there must be renewed efforts to remove all barriers if intra-regional trade is to be revamped.