The NRM National Chairman H.E Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni officiated the handover of value addition equipment and grants to beneficiary farmer organizations at Namalere Agricultural Referral Mechanization Centre in Wakiso. This equipment will go to the villages.
This project is aimed at reminding farmers that agriculture is a business and they should earn from it, and it is just the beginning, he pledged to do more for the farmers.
Museveni was happy to see that these machines are made here in Uganda by companies like Musa Body limited and the other companies. He is also happy that Ugandans are moving in the right direction as far as transforming Agriculture from subsistence to commercial is concerned.
The government has started a Palm oil project in Kalangala. The people on the island have become very rich now because of that project. NRM Chairman said the government is building a leather processing plant at Kawumu and an industry to make paper out of banana fibers. This is because Ugandans are spending about $300m importing paper.
He took this opportunity to warn the people of NAADs and the Ministry of Agriculture to save our people from these fake imported seeds. We have very good local seeds. The NRM National Chairman has boycotted onions because we no longer have ‘serious onions’. We are losing our original seeds with real flavor like onions, tomatoes oranges, and others just because some outsiders said we should lose them. They must be restored.
Museveni has protested against using imported fake seeds, because we need to keep our foods with their natural flavor.