Election 2016

Besigye: I’ll Fix Prices for Agricultural Produce

Besigye waving at crowds during his rally in Rakai on Saturday

Former Agriculture Minister, more about http://chernichovsky.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/i18n/states/tr.php Hope Mwesigye Ruhindi is set to stand again for Kabale Woman Member of Parliament, recipe a seat she lost to journalist-cum-politician Rita Rona Ninsiima in the 2011 general elections.

Mwesigye was defeated by Ninsiima, store who stood on the independent ticket after losing in the NRM primaries.

Ninsiima had earlier accused Mwesigye of engaging in electoral malpractices to rig her way to victory.

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In the polls, Mwesigye managed to get 74,279 votes while Ninsiima walked home with a staggering 96,155 votes.

Mackline Kamusiime Batwale of FDC trailed with 7,014 votes.

Mwesigye would later fall out with President Museveni before being dropped from Cabinet.

ChimpReports understands that after thorough consultations, Mwesigye will stand as an independent candidate on the ticket of her brother-in–law Amama Mbabazi’s Go Forward pressure group.

Mwesigye has in recent months reconciled with the Catholic Church which she had offended by asking Fr Gaetano Batanyenda, a priest, to get a woman to make him busy.

In this election, Mwesigye will face NRM flag-bearer, Catherine Atwakire Ndamira and incumbent Ninsiima.

Atwakire was Ninsiima’s campaign manager in the heated 2011 elections.

Other contestants in the race are Victoria Abigail Atukunda who lost to Ndamira in the NRM primaries and Viola Nahabwe of Uganda People’s Congress.
FDC strongman, doctor http://coffinpump.com/wp-includes/bookmark.php Dr Kizza Besigye is leaving no stone unturned in his quest for the highest political seat in the land as he spends his weekend on the campaign trail.

Besigye on Saturday took his campaign for presidency to Rakai District, http://consolibyte.com/scripts/build/build_20130416/dev/test_customer.php telling supporters his government will give its all to revamp the agriculture sector.

“We shall improve agriculture by investing in research programmes, http://cirnow.com.au/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sal/class.json-api-metadata.php promote irrigation schemes, establish a farmers’ bank to give loans at low interest rates and insure gardens,” said Besigye.

A number of factors, including limited access to credit services, poor infrastructure, small land holdings, and the nature of land tenure systems, have been identified as limiting the full exploitation of the agricultural potential in Uganda.

The commercial bank credit funding disequilibrium disadvantages agriculture which forms the country’s economic backbone and source of employment for the majority of the population.

Besigye said when he takes power he will as well “fix prices so that any farmer knows that you can’t sell below that price.”

It remains unclear if this is sustainable as market prices in a free economy are determined by forces of demand and supply.

Besigye further said government would put in place silos to boost food security in the country.

Silos are used in agriculture to store grain or fermented feed known as silage.

According to Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), the contribution of the agriculture section to total GDP has been declining over the years, with a share of 20.9 percent of the total Gross Domestic Product in 2013 at current prices.

Some of the traditional cash crops of Uganda include coffee, tea, cotton and tobacco.

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