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Museveni hails NARO boss

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th May 2005 03:00 AM

President Yoweri Museveni has described the late deputy director general of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) as a patriot who made significant contribution to the development of both agriculture and forestry in the country.

President Yoweri Museveni has described the late deputy director general of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) as a patriot who made significant contribution to the development of both agriculture and forestry in the country.

By Frank Mugabi

President Yoweri Museveni has described the late deputy director general of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) as a patriot who made significant contribution to the development of both agriculture and forestry in the country.

He said Dr. John Aluma would be remembered for his articulacy in promoting science and research and using science as a weapon to improve the living conditions of Ugandans.

In a speech read by internal affairs minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda at Aluma’s funeral at Loinya village, Yivu sub-county, Maracha county in Arua district on Wednesday, Museveni said, “He was my advisor on research, AGOA and marketing of agricultural produce in general and indeed, in his last assignment, he accompanied me to Brussels.”

The President said Aluma participated diligently in the negotiations of the second phase of the agricultural research and training programme (ARTP II) funded by the World Bank.

Aluma died at Mulago Hospital on Sunday due to multiple organ failure and stomach ulcers.

He was in charge of research at NARO since 1999 and a member of the ministry of agriculture top policy management. He was also one of the key advisers to the President on the development of the National Agricultural Research (NARS) policy.

Museveni hails NARO boss

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