OWC GIVES 4145 KG OF BEANS TO SOROTI FARMERS FOR PLANTING
Soroti district has received a consignment of 4145kilograms of beans for planting from Operation Wealth Creation (OWC).
The consignment was received on Monday morning by a number of district officials including; the district vice Chairperson, OWC Coordinator, District Internal Security Officer (DISO), CAO, Secretary Production, Agriculture Officer, Internal Auditor and others.
While receiving the beans at the district headquarters, Herbert Henry Obale, the ACAO said that the inputs were delivered on time unlike in the past when other inputs had been coming late past the planting season. He noted that the supplies will go a long way in helping farmers eradicate food insecurity.
The NABE 17 beans variety packed in 10kg bags will be given to selected farmers in 12 sub-counties according to Moses Okello Echeku, the District Agriculture Officer (DAO). Kamuda, Lalle, Katine, Oculoi, Tubur, Tubur T/C, Arapai, Awaliwal, Gweri, Aukot, Asuret and Ocokican.
Echeku noted that the seeds shall be taken through germination tests to verify their efficacy since the supply is intended for seed multiplication.
Samuel Enagu , the Vice Chairperson Soroti district local government thanked the government for thinking about the wananchi during the planting season when rains have started to flash in the district. He appealed to the farmers to plant the given seeds rather than thinking about eating them on spot.
“No one should take the beans and keep for food because this is a planting season and planting such beans means you are planting the future food basket because they will multiply and feed many others,” said Enagu.