Museveni: Kisoro Embraced Modern Agriculture

healing geneva; font-size: small;”>The President made the remarks on Wednesday at his country home in Rwakitura, advice Kiruhuura District during a meeting with a delegation of 110 Kisoro District leaders who were led by the LC5 Vice Chairman, unhealthy Mr. Boniface Mbonimpa.

The President observed that NAADS programme, which was well received in the District, had benefitted wananchi.

“If the people are thirsty for development, it is easier to help them compared to those opposed to development”, he said.

He said that the NRM Government created Kisoro District mainly because of the need to ensure service delivery including good roads and also for the promotion of the Rufumbira language.

President Museveni briefed the delegation on government programmes saying concentration was now on road construction and expanding electricity supply.

He noted that infrastructure development was crucial as it facilitates the development process. He disclosed that the electricity development was being tackled using internally generated financial resources.

He told his guests that government has budgeted for Shs.57 billion out of the original target of Shs.810 billion towards seeds and livestock multiplication activities adding that this was in line with the NRM policy of prioritization.

President Museveni suggested the establishment of Government owned seed production mother gardens as opposed to the current practice of buying seeds from the private operators.

He tasked the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to look into the launching of Government established gardens for seed production.

He said that he transformed the people of Nyabushozi in Kiruhuura District between 1989 and 1994 by encouraging owners of small pieces of land to rear exotic cattle. He also said the people of Nyabushozi had shifted from grass thatched houses to permanent corrugated iron roofed ones.

The President urged the people of Kisoro District in particular and Uganda at large to encourage the youth to embrace modern commercial agricultural practices.

He highly commended the people of Kisoro District for engaging in commercial agriculture and pledged a donation of Shs.20 million to boost Kisoro Boda-boda-run SACCO.

He challenged the Uganda National Roads’ Authority (UNRA), to set priorities in road construction and ensure that the people get good quality roads.

The leader of the delegation and LC 5 Vice-Chairman, Mr. Boniface Mbonimpa, saluted the President for his good leadership particularly in the provision of health services.

He thanked him for the construction of the Kabale – Kisoro – Bunagana road and for providing the District with road construction equipment.

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