Nakato donates 80 NAADs exotic piglets to farmers’ groups in Buyende

A section of some piglets which were donated by Hon Nakato to the farmers’ groups in Buyende district

Buyende, (UG):- The woman Member of Parliament for Buyende District, Hon. Nakato Mary Annet has donated 80 piglets which she lobbied from the government through National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) to the farmers as part of her economic empowerment campaign to people in the district.

The piglets were given specifically to farmers groups in the sub-counties across the district, who will share the offspring at every birth until every farmers’ group in the district is covered and this will help the groups in eradicating poverty and improving household income.

While giving out the 5-months piglets to a section of groups in the Buyende district at her home on Tuesday, Hon Nakato told the beneficiaries that the piglets are of improved quality and asked them to always give out newborns to other people to widen the scope of beneficiaries, stressing her commitment to convince the government on more support.

“I want to ask every group which got the piglets to give out the offspring to other groups and I know the 80 piglets can help the district farmers groups to eradicate poverty in the district and ensure extended economic empowerment in the district,” Hon Nakato said.

The animals included the male and female piglets and groups were given both, and she tasked them to set up structures where to keep the animals and avoid the local way of rearing something she said might interfere with the proper growth of the pigs.

Hon Nakato giving out piglets to one the farmers’ groups in Buyende district on Tuesday

She warned the beneficiaries about the rampant foot and mouth disease by avoiding mixing the animals with others.

“Ensure that you routinely deworm these animals, feed them well and ensure that they are kept in clean makeshift structures because they are exotic. To ensure that they are kept healthy, don’t feed them with bones of other animals because we are currently facing foot and mouth disease in the country,” said Hon Nakato, who has become a household name in the empowerment of residents in Buyende.

Speaking to a section of beneficiaries, they commended Hon Nakato and the government under the stewardship of President Museveni for their support and pledged to actively take care of the animals in eradicating poverty.

“We are so appreciative to Hon Nakato for responding to our outcry by giving us piglets and we pledge to take care of them. We thank her with the government and request that they give us more because our group has over 100 people including widows, orphans and single mothers,” Ms Nakyola Aisha, the secretary for ‘Situka Single Mothers’ Foundation’ in Buyumba village, Kagulu sub-county told DailyExpress.

Ms Proscovia Janet Mukyala from ‘Tugonzanhia Women’s group’ in Buseete village, Buyende town council commended the MP and President Museveni saying, “The project they have given us as a group will be a success because we are going to work hard to develop ourselves to develop our families and educating our children.”

The member of Nsomba PWDs group Kisoke Robert said the pigs will help them in improving their household income and commended the government and Hon Nakato for also considering people with disabilities in the program.

Later in the day, Hon Nakato joined a section of Buyende district leaders at Lukone village, Ndolwa Sub County to carry on groundbreaking for the maintenance of Makanga-Lukone-Nabigaaga road and other roads totalling 10.6km under the Community Roads Improvement Project (CRIP).

Hon Nakato tasked the contractors of Bensa Investments Company to do good work and commended the Ministry of Works for responding to her letters addressing the needs of the community.

Eng. Banga Victor Joseph who represented the Ministry of Works said the road will have 4.5 metres of gravel width and emphasis will be put on swampy areas by installing culverts. He urged the community to cooperate with the contractors to ensure quality work.

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