The two projects are Kyebikara- Buharwe-Butenga and Kyera-Rwecwera Kitooma roads in Kagarama and Nyamuyanja Sub counties both roads connecting to Birere Sub County and have been contracted to Net world construction Limited, at 1.4 billion shillings.
District through the Agriculture Cluster Development Project -ACDP, a project
under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has secured
funds for constructing 21.4 Kilometers of community access roads.
projects are Kyebikara- Buharwe-Butenga and Kyera-Rwecwera Kitooma roads in
Kagarama and Nyamuyanja Sub counties. Both roads connect to Birere Sub County
and have been contracted to Net World Construction Limited, at 1.4 billion
are expected to be completed in five months.
Yiga, the Chief Administrative Officer says the projects are intended to
support farmers in increasing production and access markets more easily.
He says the
project that started in only 10 sub counties of the district in the financial
year 2018 has since been expanded to cover the entire district since Isingiro
is more of an agricultural district.
“it is a …//
…financial year 18/19.”//
the money that is received under the component of matching grant also gets a
small contribution from framers groups through the E-Voucher noting that
farmers have contributed 623 million shillings while government has contributed
1.2 billion shillings.
He says 14 farmer groups from the three sub counties contributed to it.
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Commissioner, Agricultural Extension and Skills Management, Dr. Opolot Henry
Nakalet, says the objective of the project is to enhance value addition and
market access, by supporting farmer organisations to improve post-harvest
handling and processing.
He says the
funds also target the rehabilitation of rural access roads critical for the
movement of farm produce to markets however, the resource envelope is small to
cover the entire district.
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a farmer in Katanoga and a member of Katanoga Farmers Association says he has been
making 150,000 shillings monthly because farmers had poor access to his
plantation but with the road opened and well-constructed he expects to make 400,000 shillings.
vehicles have been failing to reach their plantations and they have been
spending between 1,000 and 2,000 depending to transport bananas a bunchto the road.
“itwe nkitwe amaziima…//
…emitwaro nka makumiana.”//
Kembaga, a ground nuts farmer says with their community road constructed she is
going to set up a stall by the roadside and sell at her convenience and make more.
“hati omugasho gworugudo…//
…aha kikuuta nitondora.”//
Musa Kyatuka, a banana trader says he was carrying only three bunches on his motorcycle which
has cost him on fuel but now he uses the same amount of fuel when he carries 15
appreciates the construction of community roads that are to improve on the
access of markets.
“so entasya eyietu…//
…ebitookye birihaihi nawe.”//
State minister for Agriculture Bright Rwamirama says the project doesn’t focus on the
maintenance of roads but addresses other challenges like quality
agricultural inputs, fertilizer, and helps farmers on harvesting and post