NAADS Gives Police Shs150m
The Uganda Police Force has received Shs 150 million from the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) for agriculture projects within the Force. This was as a result of Presidential directive.
President Yoweri Museveni last year while touring Police barracks found families carrying out petty trade, rearing poultry and growing much room at a subsistence level.
The President then advised them to organize themselves in groups in order to benefit from government programs like the National Agricultural Advisory Services. The women have organized themselves into strong groups.
The Executive director of NAADS has directed his officer at Kampala City Capital Authority (KCCA) to release Shs 150 million to Police to carry out the agricultural projects.
Police will use the money for poultry and much room growing.
The Director of Administrations in Uganda Police Force, Hajji Moses Balimwoyo said Friday the funds will cover the five Police divisions of Kampala Metropolitan as a pilot project, and then it will spread out to other regions. According to Balimwoyo, this is in line with the President’s manifesto of modernizing agriculture and prosperity for all by eradicating poverty in Ugandan households.
The Police are now one of the beneficiaries of the Presidential manifesto.
NAADS is a government program put in place to increase effectiveness and efficiency of agricultural extension services.
The program is demand driven, farmer-led agricultural service delivery system targeting the poor subsistence farmers, with emphasis to women, youth and people with disabilities.
The project is to supplement the salary of Police Officers thereby improving their standard of living.
The project will be supervised by the directorate of Administration in Police Headquarters.
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Updated on 2013-06-04 10:39
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