President Yoweri Museveni has urged the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) task force led by Gen.Salim Saleh to sensitize subsistence farmers who have 1-4 acres of land to engage in commercial agriculture for improved incomes.
“Through the Operation Wealth Creation programme that is aimed at eliminating poverty among Ugandans, page http://crfg.org/wp-includes/media.php commercial production and family organization in terms of business is important. That is what I want you to promote in Uganda, recipe ’’ he said.
He said family organization would help stop land fragmentation practice and boost commercial agriculture production.
The President was today speaking at a meeting with the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces officers who are implementing the Operation Wealth Creation programme in different parts of Uganda at State House Entebbe.
The President said that farmers who undertake commercial farming should be able to engage in enterprises such as growing coffee, fruits, tomatoes, onions, mushroom and engaging in poultry, piggery and fish farming among others for both food security and income generation.
He asked them to focus on growing perennial crops that are easy to look after when they mature.
The President urged the officers to first deal with the farmers who have little land acreage saying that the government will find a way to help those without land later.
The President said people at the grassroots should first be empowered to come out of poverty by engaging in cost effective income generating projects adding that he wants an approach that is undertaken per parish in implementing the operation wealth creation programme.
He called on the officers to encourage the farmers to concentrate on growing perennial crops like Coffee, fruits, tea among other cash crops. He also urged them to allow the selection of the beneficiaries of the inputs to be done by the people themselves in order to avoid conflicts.
The President emphasized the need for the inputs like the seedlings that are procured by the contractors to be delivered to the farmers at the right season of planting without delay.
The Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Hon. Tress Buchanayandi expressed the need for the government to recruit and facilitate extension service providers to give technical support to the farmers. He commended the UPDF officers for the good work done in the distribution of inputs to the farmers.
The Uganda Police force has made fresh transfers and appointments of gazetted officers to fill various offices, seek http://cssassociation.org/system/modules/frontend/frontenduser.php Chimp Corps report.
Some of the newly appointed officers have recently returned from service at the U.N mission while others have completed important Police Courses.
Deputy police spokesperson Polly Namaye said the Uganda Police “recognizes the need to continuously interact with the public in general and therefore, some of the appointments are aimed at filling the vacant offices of regional Police Public Relations.”
This comes against the backdrop of heavy criticism that police was not doing enough on boosting civil relations.
Namaye said some officers have been transferred to the Police Air wing to boost the flight services of the Force.
“It is also important to note that a Deputy PRO has been appointed for Kampala Metropolitan Police,” Namaye said about herself.
According to the message of transfers and appointments signed by Deputy IGP J.M Okoth Ochola, ASP Gilbert Arinaitwe Bwana has been transferred from Human Resource Management to Crime Intelligence Headquarters.
Bwana hit the limelight when he made a daring attack on opposition strongman Dr Kizza Besigye during the walk-to-work violence in the wake of the 2011 elections.
He was later sent on a course at police training course in Kabalye. He recently denied reports that he had run mad.
Namaye said the “The transfers are normal, official and the officers are expected to report immediately.”
Below is the list of new transfers
SP WANDERA JAMADA FROM HRM TO KUMI AS DPC
SP SSENKUMBI IBIN FROM MISSION TO GREATER MASAKA REGION AS REGIONAL PRO
SP LUBEGA SAMSON FROM MISSION TO KIIRA REGION AS REGIONAL PRO
SP SEKATE VINCENT FROM MISSION TO RWIZI AS REGIONAL PRO
SP KIHAMBA JOSEPH FROM HRM TO FFU HQTRS
SP KALULU ENOS FROM MISSION TO DIRECTOERATE OF OPERATIONS-POLICE HQTRS
SP MUGISHA CHARLES FROM HRM TO FFU
SP ACIDIA SIMON FROM HRM TO FFU
ASP DIBA MOSES ANDREW FROM MISSION TO DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT-POLICE HQTRS
ASP AWELO TERESA FROM MISSION TO CID HQTRS
ASP MATSANGA BOB WILLY FROM HRM TO KUMI AS OC STATION
ASP TUMUSHABE LYDIA FROM ALBERTNE REGION TO RWENZORI WEST REGION AS REGIONAL PRO, THE OFFICER WILL ALSO OVERSEE PR ACTIVITIES IN RWENZORI EAST REGION
ASP AUMA LUCY FROM HRM TO DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN AFFAIRS
ASP ARINAITWE GILBERT BWANA FROM HRM TO CRIME INTELLIGENCE HQTRS
ASP SONKO CHRISTOPHER FROM MUKONO TO RWENZORI EAST REGION AS REGIONAL TRAFFIC OFFICER
ASP TUMWESIGYE BRUNO FROM MISSION TO DIRECTORATE OF INTERPOL & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
ASP SUBURO MBALE RASTAL IN ADDITION TO HIS DUTIES AS REGIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER IS HEREBY APPOINTED REGIONAL LOGISTICS OFFICER SIIPI REGION
ASP MUBANGIRIZI INNOCENT FROM HRM TO KAPCHORWA AS OC STAION SIPI
ASP KAMUGIRA KIRINDORI DAVID FROM HRM TO KWEEN AS OC STATION
ASP KATAMBA PAUL SEMAKULA FROM HRM TO KAPCHORWA AS OC STATION
ASP MAYEGU MOSES FROM HRM TO FFU
ASP BAINOMUGISHA EVAS FROM HRM TO PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE-POLICE HQTRS
ASP TIBESIGWA APOLLO’S DESERTION ORDER IS HEREBY REVOKED AND REINSTATED TO DUTY AND POSTED TO DIRECTORATE OF L & E
C/ASP BUSINGYE CHRISISTOM FROM FORCE FLEET MANAGEMENT TO POLICE AIR WING
C/ASP NUWANDINDA RICHARD FROM FORCE FLEET MANAGEMENT TO POLICE AIR WING
C/ASP KASADHA MICHEAL FROM ENTEBBE TO BUSOGA NORTH REGION AS Ag REGIONAL PRO
C/ASP HAKIZA JULIUS FROM OYAM TO ALBERTINE REGION AS Ag REGIONAL PRO
C/ASP MUBI JAMES FROM MBALE TO BUSOGA EAST REGION AS Ag REGIONAL PRO
C/ASP OCHOM NORBERT FROM MASAKA TO WAMALA REGION AS Ag REGIONAL PRO
C/ASP KAMULYA SOWEALI FROM NTOROKO TO BUKEDI REGION AS Ag REGIONAL PRO
C/ASP KANGAVE JOHN PAUL FROM MITOOMA TO KMP HQTRS AS Ag REGIONAL PRO