MBARARA – Officials from Mbarara District on Wednesday, March 27 received 12 motorcycles and one Toyota double cabin pickup which they handed over to extension workers to intensify agricultural supervision in villages.
The donation was from the Ministry of Agriculture. Officials, however, challenged the extension workers not to have any reasons to stop them from performing well.
Lt Col James Mwesigye, the RDC Mbarara, challenged the extension workers to love their work.
He said: “…if we don’t make any change in the sector now that there is equipment, we should go to hell. Let us these motorcycles to cause change in the livelihoods of our people.”
Rtd Capt John Bosco Tumusiime Bamuturaki, the chairman LCV asked the extension staff to ensure they visit farmers to provide advisory services to them.
“I call upon our staff to come to us where you find a problem. Make sure you regularly visit these farmers,” Mr. Bamuturaki said.
The Chief Administrative Officer, Mbarara District, Mr. Kweyamba Ruhemba noted that there is a need to transform agriculture to increase incomes among the population.
He also attributed the poor performance in agriculture to laxity among extension workers who have not helped the district to realize its set target in agricultural production.
He warned that those that will not live up to the expected standards will be shown the exit.