This will form part of the partnership between the business incubator and an agricultural firm Pure Grow Africa, to improve the standards and quality of foodstuff supplied to oil companies. The move will also see farmers in the region get registered on the National supply database and also have timely information on what is required.
Pius Wakabi, the Permanent secretary MAAIF,Juuko from Pure Grow Africa,Otoa from Stanbic Business incubator and other officials inspecting Agricultural produce grown by some of the farmers in Bunyoro after siggning the MoU.
Stanbic business incubator, an entity that provides business development services for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), has entered into an arrangement to boost the capacity of farmers in the Bunyoro region to adequately supply food
in the oil and gas sector.
This will form part of the partnership between the business incubator and an agricultural firm Pure Grow Africa, to improve the standards and quality of foodstuff supplied to oil companies. The move will also see farmers in the region get registered on the National
supply database and also have timely information on what is required.
Bobby Juuko Kimbugwe, the Chief Executive officer of Pure Grow Africa says
that many farmers in the Bunyoro region have limited information about opportunities in the oil and gas
sector and that it is through the partnership that farmers will be availed timely information to
supply the industry.
He says farmers intending to supply the oil sector will be in a position to
acquire all the available training that will boost their capacity to produce Quality
food needed to be consumed by workers. He adds that the Hoima Stanbic business incubator centre will act as a centre
for information on oil and gas to the farmers at no cost.
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Tonny Otoa, the Chief Executive Officer of the Stanbic Business Incubator
says that the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the two entities is going to provide an underlining opportunity for farmers
to scale up and transform their food and agricultural system. He says that the
training to be availed to the farmers will help them to upgrade from practising subsistence
farming to commercial farming.
Otoa says the need for supply of quality food in the Oil and gas sector is
crucial and therefore farmers need to be prepared and equipped with the necessary
skills and knowledge on how to supply the sector.
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Pius Wakabi, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture applauded the two entities for the
initiative that he says will open the gate for farmers not only in the Bunyoro sub-region but the entire country to supply the Oil and gas industry. He says the farmers need to be organized and registered in order to know the
quality of food they are to supply in the sector.
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David Kwezi, a farmer from Kikuube district says the signing of the MoU has
come at a time when farmers in the area are yearning for opportunities in the oil and gas sector but can not do much since they have no one to connect
them. He is optimistic that the training will be of great value for them.
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Edward Barongo, a farmer from Kigorobya sub-county in Hoima district says
farmers in the region need to be prepared on how, when and what to supply in
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For long farmers in the Bunyoro sub-region have been accusing the government
for leaving them out from opportunities that will accrue in the Oil and gas
sector saying they have not fully been equipped with information regarding
what they can supply in the crucial industry.