Shs1bn livestock for Busoga, Kadaga asks for cocoa

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In her bid to improve the livelihood of the people in Busoga sub region, the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga has advised the people in therein to develop a positive attitude towards government projects.

This was during a function at which the Speaker was handing over 150 cows to district leadership at the Kamuli Youth Centre on Wednesday 24th May 2017.

“If you have been given a product that will help enhance your livelihood please look after it well and don’t take it as if it’s a government project,” she said.

Kadaga told the gathering that the whole project consisting of a package of 200 cows, 400 goats and 5000 chicken, which was funded by government of Uganda, would cost Sh1bn.

Kadaga also encouraged people to keep all the records of what they do to enhance progress in their business.

“I am going to become a regular visitor to your farms to monitor what we have been given you, and ensure that we are successful in what we do,” Kadaga noted. She also told the people that this would improve the breeds of cows in Kamuli and the surrounding areas.

Rt. Hon Kadaga also asked the Deputy Commander of Operation Wealth Creation, Gen Charles Angina, to introduce cocoa growing among the people of Busoga.

“When I visited Bunyoro I noticed that the people livelihoods had greatly improved through growing cocoa; I advise that Operation Wealth Creation helps our people to also grow cocoa,” she said.

In his address to the gathering, Gen. Charles Angina told the people of Kamuli that they need to exercise discipline, planning and resilience while handling the Wealth Operation projects.

“Time has come for us to change our mindsets from growing sugarcane to other income generating activities like animal husbandry,” he said.

He advised the farmers to nurture the cows very well because the more the cows are nurtured, the better the results.

“When you feed the cows you get more milk, when the milk is produced you also get manure for the gardens and for biogas which is a renewable energy,” he said

Gen Angina also encouraged the people to grow more food, which will enhance food security and improve the nutrition of the people.