By Grant Ahumuza
The coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation-OWC program in Kabale district Lt. Col. Charles Tebarura has finally conceded that authorities have failed to stop supply of fake seeds and sick animals.
Tebarura has conceded that the district agricultural officials employed to distribute planting materials have failed to stop supplying fake seeds.
He said this was an initiative by President Museveni as he sought to improve Uganda’s agricultural productivity.
The admission came as he was speaking to our reporter on phone interview, following reports that the district was unable to supply good quality seeds to farmers which have reduced production as well as sick animals.
According to the report in January last year Kabale district sub counties received seeds under agriculture cluster development but a half of them never geminated
“We have been wondering as officials, where the fake seeds come from but it has come to our attention that some suppliers buy grain and treat it; once we get them, we will blacklist them because we are tired of these endless complaints,” Tebarura warned
He revealed that the government has failed to authorize district leaders to ban the suppliers of fake seeds because though they know them but they are untouchable due to the powers they are entitled for by the government.
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