Farmers from the two sub-counties of Namuganga and Nakifuma in Nakifuma Constituency, Mukono district have a smile after being given maize and bean seeds.
This initiative was spearhead by the former Nakifuma constituency aspirant in the last general elections, Sulaiman Kiwanuka. The programme will cost over sh10m.
Kiwanuka told New Vision that they were targeting to give out these seedlings to over 100 farmers in each subcounty per season. In addition, five farmers will be given sprayers to help them increase on their yields .
Kiwanuka added that in this rainy season people had to start putting something in the soil as a way to avoid hunger among the residents, however, they are worried about the high prices of the seedlings were some of the farmers can’t afford it which may lead some of them to be left out.
Ronald Musitwa, one of the beneficiaries says that although they are in the time of planting they have failed to get the seedlings due to high prices, and they appeal to the government to find ways of cutting the prices of the seedlings to enable farmers to put something in the soil in order to reduce food shortage in the community.