President Museveni Advocates for Prosperity through Commercial Farming in Bunyoro

KAMPALA,(UG) –President Yoweri Museveni has advised residents in Bunyoro sub-region to emulate commercial farming to create wealth and prosperity.

Addressing residents at Kikwaya Primary School in Kikwaya Sub-County of Kakumiro District yesterday, President Museveni emphasized the four-acre model commercial farming practice which he said was launched in 1996.

He acknowledged the minister of state in charge of transport who is also the Bugangaizi West MP in Kakumiro District, Fred Byamukama, for adhering to his advice by establishing projects such as poultry, piggery, cattle rearing and pineapple growing on a small piece of land from where he earns about Shs60 million per month and asked residents to borrow a leaf from the youthful minister.

The President toured various demonstration farms initiated by minister Byamukama at his home in Kikwaya and asked farmers to be visionary and focus on value addition, as well as embracing various commercial farming practices on their small piece of land to improve their household incomes.

Public Service State Minister, Mary Mugasa, asked civil servants and politicians to stop relying on government salaries but to be creative and innovative.

Mugasa challenged Ugandans to grow high-value crops and shun unproductive activities of domestic violence, drug abuse, and immorality.