Agriculture Local

Utilize this rain season well, Kasese Municipal Agricultural Officer urges farmers

By Alex Baluku

Asanairi Bukanywa, the Kasese Municipal Agricultural Officer has urged farmers in Kasese to utilize the current rain season to enhance agricultural production.

Bukanywa asked especially men to go out and plant more crops like millet, maize, sweet potatoes, simsim and beans discouraging them to leave farm work to only women.

The Municipal Agricultural Officer was on Friday speaking to rwenzoridaily.com at his offices in Kasese Town.

According to him, women have always complained that Kasese men have left the entire responsibility of crop cultivation to women while they go out to drink alcohol and rear animals.

He called upon the stakeholders to support Kasese by sensitizing men to appreciate garden work and participate in cultivation and weeding of their crops so that food production is increased in the district.

Bukanywa urged the people of Kasese to also make good use of Government projects that aim to change their life like the Parish development model.

Speaking to this reporter, Agness Kabugho a mother of two in Kisagazi, Nyakasanga west in Nyamwamba Division, backed the Agriculturalist and also cautioned men to stop dodging farm work, challenging them to make equal contribution in Agriculture in order to fight hunger that is allegedly eating up the district. Kabugho also blamed the youth of laziness saying that the act would kill them and the future of Kasese if people continue to view agriculture as a dirty job.

She said that it was not true that agriculture is a dirty job saying that human life is based on farming.

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