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Government to help floriculture

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th July 2004 03:00 AM

THE State Minister for Trade, Richard Nduhura, has said the Government through its Strategic Intervention Programme will continue helping investors in floriculture.

THE State Minister for Trade, Richard Nduhura, has said the Government through its Strategic Intervention Programme will continue helping investors in floriculture.

By Doreen Kansiime
THE State Minister for Trade, Richard Nduhura, has said the Government through its Strategic Intervention Programme will continue helping investors in floriculture.
“Government has identified eight sectors to support under this programme including floriculture. We will assist those who who apply as long as they have the potential,” Nduhura said after touring Oasis Nursery, a floriculture farm in Mukono, which is one of the beneficiaries of the programme.
He hailed the farm for using local materials in the growing of flowers while employing over 168 people.
The farm which was one of the first flower farms in the country grows 12 varieties of rose flowers and exports 1.8 tonnes of roses three days a week with a stem going for Euro 11 cents.
“We have 15 green houses covering nine hectares. We are planning to expand to 15 hectares next year,” the farm manager, Rollins Kazibwe, said.
Kazibwe said they had problems in acquiring pesticides and machinery which were not available on the local market.
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Government to help floriculture

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