Muntu argued that farmers are exploited by commercial banks that give loans with high interest rates, which in turn hinders them from gaining from agriculture since the money they earn ends up in repaying loans and interest.
The Alliance for National Transformation – ANT presidential
candidate, Mugisha Muntu, has said once elected he will establish an
agricultural bank to help farmers in Tooro access cheap financial
Muntu argued that farmers are exploited by commercial banks that give loans
with high-interest rates, which in turn hinders them from gaining from
agriculture since the money they earn ends up in repaying loans and interest.
While addressing supporters at different rallies in districts of Kabarole and
Bunyangabu and Fort Portal Tourism on Thursday, Muntu explained that the bank
would be giving loans to farmers at cheaper rates so that they can get money
and improve on their farming.
//Cue in: “Ntwenda kutaho agricultural…
Cue out… niyo yashashura sente.”//
While at Karago playground in North Division, Fort Portal, Muntu also said he
is not just about seeking change in government but wants qualitative change
where all departments of government will be accountable and disciplined.
He said to achieve this, he will have zero tolerance to corruption in
government and all taxpayers’ money will be put to proper use.
To ensure that farmers earn handsomely from agriculture, Muntu also said, in
his government, he will put in place systems to ensure the stability of prices
of agricultural products.
//Cue in: “Nkebicooli, omuntu…
Cue out… crops omulingo ogu.”//
Annet Kandole, the ANT Spokesperson in Tooro Sub-region, told the supporters
that the party is financially constrained and asked each of them to contribute at
least 10,000 Shillings to enable them to move on with their campaigns.
She, however, added that once they are in power, they would put in place several
poverty alleviation interventions to ensure an increment in each household’s
Unlike other presidential candidates who have so far campaigned in Tooro like
independent Henry Tumukunde and Robert Kyagulanyi of National Unity Platform –
NUP, Muntu’s campaign meetings have been peaceful with little security
presence. The only time he has been disrupted was in Kamwenge on Wednesday
where he cancelled his rallies after disagreeing with police on venues.
Also, while in Fort Portal, Muntu was allowed to hold his rallies in trading
centres and move through busy places like the city centre without disruption
from security agencies.
According to his campaign program, Muntu will be in Kasese tomorrow before
heading to Bundibugyo and Ntoroko on Saturday.