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New MAAIF tractors excite Buyende locals, urged to utilize them well

Dr Tibamwenda commended Hon Nakato for delivering the tractors and urged people to care for the inputs saying that they should not be dominated by a few but instead serve them all to develop themselves in agriculture. They included 14 tractors with one farm tractor and hand-held walking tractors.

Dr Tibamwenda commissioning tractor for farmers groups in Buyende district on Thursday

Buyende district women have been advised to utilize well, the mechanized farm tractors received from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) through their woman member of parliament Hon Nakato Mary Annet.

At the celebrations of women’s day for Buyende district on Thursday, the head Office of the National Chairman(ONC) of the ruling NRM party, Hajjat Namyalo Hadijja Uzeiye commended the women leaders for keeping united in development groups.

At the function that took place at Cope primary school in Buyende town council, the message from Hajjat Namyalo was delivered by the ONC deputy public relations officer Dr Brenda Tibamwenda.

In her message, Dr Tibamwenda commended Hon Nakato for delivering the tractors and urged people to care for the inputs saying that they should not be dominated by a few but instead serve them all to develop themselves in agriculture. They included 14 tractors with one farm tractor and hand-held walking tractors.

“We know very well that it has started raining and we urge farmers to utilize these inputs well. Sometimes government gives you these tractors and fails to care for them, dominated by one person or just stored, therefore I call upon you to use these tractors for the right purpose to help you,” Dr Tibamwenda said before disclosing the challenge of the need for more agricultural inputs to do their work better amidst promising to raise a voice for additional support.

Dr Tibamwenda (2nd from R) and Hon Nakato (3rd from L)

She challenged women to be the fulcrum of their families by gearing a battle against early marriage and teenage pregnancies in their areas as well as encouraging them to work persistently with their husbands to make their families successful in development.
“When a woman stands in a family, the family moves and I urge you to be persistent with whatever work you do for the success of your families,” Dr Tibamwenda said.

The tractors which were given out according to Buyende woman MP Hon Nakato Mary Annet, are among the items people in Buyende received from the government through her leadership. Other items which were given out earlier included hospital beds, mattresses, and oxygen concentrators among other personal support directly from the MP to her electorates.

“I have always told my people that whenever a cake is served from the government, we shall benefit and here we’re to share the good fruits of my leadership and that of the NRM government. I request the farmers’ groups to always utilize these tractors for bettering our agriculture,” Hon Nakato said before calling for the government to add more inputs citing that the need is still high given the population.

Dr Tibamwenda addressing people as Hon Nakato (in yellow) looks on

Hon Nakato says that the district is working tirelessly to iron out the would be leakages in parish development model before releasing the money to the people. This is being done through training them on how to use the money.
“The money for parish development model is on accounts but people are being trained to have discipline in handling this fund before releasing it to them. This is through formation of committees which will manage funds,” she said before encouraging women to work with their husbands in their families given the government continued commitment to have women brought closer in almost every sector.

Meanwhile, the vice chairperson Buyende district, Ms Magala Scolastica who doubles as the councillor representing Ngando sub-county and Gumpi sub county urged government to give them an alternative program which will cater for them since they are in a cattle corridor. She says that on top of adding funds to their Saccos and groups, this is also vital.

“We’re in cattle corridor and on top of adding money in women Saccos, there are women who are not in these Saccos. I would request to put us on a program of send a cow such that when we receive cows, we can rear them by sharing the young ones till we all get,” said Ms Magala.

The function was attended by among others, the chairperson LCV Buyende Mr Kanaku Micheal and his district leadership, the women councils from villages, among other dignitaries.

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