President Museveni over the weekend addressed residents of Kyenda village, Kitenga sub county in Mubende District on maize growing (the region is renown for maize growing).
He also discussed the role they have to play to ensure as a nation, Uganda produces large quantities of high quality maize that is acceptable to international standards and markets.
Previously, maize has been rejected on the international market citing quality concerns, he noted.
He said these quality issues arise from; Poor storage, drying maize on the ground which increases risk of disease-causing aflatoxins and could decrease maize exports if levels exceed international standards.
“Other farmers are harvesting the maize before it is due and killing our chances in the market.”
He said government is working with farmers in the sector to ensure better yields.
“We shall support them with necessary tools and finances towards this goal.”