Schools have been advised to adopt fish farming. This will teach students fishing techniques needed to protect Ugandaâ€™s lakes. â€œThis is a challenge for schools. Untrained fishermen who donâ€™t respect the environment will be phased out. They will be replaced by informed brains that can save our glory,â€ said fisheries state minister Fred Mukisa. He was on Wednesday commissioning a sh6m fish pond at Busoga High School in Nabwigulu.
NGOs not performing
Non-governmental organisations in Karamoja sub-region are failing to show what they do. This could cause them to stall, the resident district commissioner has said. Nahaman Ojwee said while 178 NGOs are registered, only 34 were operational. â€œWe expected the internal affairs ministry to follow them up, but nothing has happened,â€ Ojwee said at his office recently.
Farmers urged to rear pigs
Farmers in the district should take up pig farming to reap quick profits, the National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS) coordinator has said. Paul Isiko said pigs multiply fast and are cheap to feed and treat. Addressing 200 farmers at a workshops recently, Isiko said: â€œOne sow can produce up to 20 piglets, yet it is eating food fit for the bins.â€ He appealed to farmers to utilise NAADS and other government programmes.