By Ambrose Katooto
Leaders in Bushenyi district have rejected a consignment of 955 bags
of cassava cuttings supplied to them under the Operation Wealth Creation program for distribution to community members in all sub counties on grounds that it is too late for this season.
David Bainomugisha, the Bushenyi district productions officer said that most of the target farmers intercrop cassava with beans, sweet potatoes and ground nuts therefore intercropping cannot be possible because at the time they are now at flowering stage.
The 290 bags of cassava cuttings were recently delivered by Ms LUCK and Lark Co. Ltd and distributed to farmers but Ms Nakalema Dorothy delayed her delivery.
He said that relevant authorities should mind about quality and Timeframe
because people deserve better from this government program.
In a letter written today signed by Robinah Tumwebaze for, the chief Administartive officer, they have requested for delivery of cassava cuttings in August.
Meanwhile, Maj Asan Oinebyeye, the Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation in Igara West who was recently relieved of his duties and sent to UPDF for redeployment has been replaced by Capt. Aaron Twineddembe who has already reported to take up office duties.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website