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By Ivan wakibi

Residents in Bugweri district have welcomed the donation of a tractor from government saying it will bosst their agricultural activities.

The tractor was delivered and launched by the Minister of State for Microfinance, Haruna Kasolo, amidst excitemet among residents at Naigombwa Seed SS as the district concurrently celebrated Women’s Day, last Friday, March 24.

Kasolo urgyed the residents in the area to use it efficiently by digging large farms to fight hunger and poverty in their respective families

Kasolo said that high food production in families  is the only crucial solution to fighting hunger and poverty which most families in Busoga sub region experiences

‘‘I know you have been having challenges to access a morden equipment like this this since its expensive to buy and hire ,its now here use it and boost production since its for free’’ Kasolo said  

He later gave out sh2m as initial starting fuel and promised sh100m to the Bugweri  Women Leaders Cooperative SACCO to boost them in their saving for development

The Woman MP, Racheal Magoola, who lobbied the tractor from the Ministry of Agriculture said that she was prompted to lobby the farming tool as farmers were getting challenges to access modern agriculture as they could not afford to buy and hire the tool

She noted that most the farmers use hand hoes which makes it tiresome to dig large farms and ox-plough owners tend to raise prices which limits some farmers especially women to access the service.

Magoola  also launched a one million donation to various women saving groups in the district termed as ‘kick  poverty out Bugweri’ which she stared with Kalalu women group and  promised the same support to the various saving groups for prosperity of women who are most vulenerable to poverty

The chairperson Bugweri district women leaders corpetarive SACCO who will be in charge of the tractor, Prossy Nambeko, hailed the donation as  being timely  since its has been a challenge to access morden farming equipment.

Magoola (in yello) and other women celebrate

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