NSSF’s Executive Director Richard Byarugaba has defended President Yoweri Museveni’s ‘jerrycan and bottle’ irrigation method which has generated mixed reactions from the public.
In the method which President Museveni practically demonstrated while touring the Luwero triangle recently, sildenafil http://dejanmilutinovic.com/wp-content/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms/modules/disqus.php local farmers are advised to use the available implements as a way of dealing the unpredictable climate changes.
Byarugaba yesterday supported this “rudimentary” method while speaking during the second Press Plenary at Imperial Royal Hotel in Kampala organized by the Uganda Parliamentary Press Association (UPPA) under the theme; ‘Uganda’s Economic Slow Down: What should the 10th Parliament do to get Uganda Back on track’.
He argued that the president’s gesture of fetching water on a bicycle in Luweero carried a big message that Ugandans must realize that there is need to get back to the basics if the country’s economy is to be salvaged.
“Why suffer a drought in Isingiro when there is River Kagera passing by with all the tones of water it flows to Lake Victoria?,” Byarugaba noted.
The NSSF MD stressed that since every Ugandan has by now agreed that the country’s economy can only get better through agriculture since it’s what we are good at, everyone must join in making it better and more productive.
“You don’t expect the people of Luweero to use mechanized agriculture like how it was portrayed in Rwanda and in Kenya but we should expect a villager to start with what they have, a bicycle and a jerrycan.”
“Rather than ridiculing that, let’s use it to tell Ugandans that we can actually thrive in agriculture if we take advantage of the things God has given us.”