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Nebbi gets six multi-purpose tractors

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th February 2009 03:00 AM

THE Government has given six new multi-purpose tractors to six groups in Nebbi district under the Prosperity-for-All programme.

THE Government has given six new multi-purpose tractors to six groups in Nebbi district under the Prosperity-for-All programme.

By Akim Mugisa

THE Government has given six new multi-purpose tractors to six groups in Nebbi district under the Prosperity-for-All programme.

The groups are Jonam Youth Forum, Abongo Womens’ Group in Jonam county, Nebbi Town Women Poultry Association, Parombo Youth Development Association in Padyere county, Paidha Boda Boda Youth Development Association and Bongo-Acel Womens’ Group in Okoro county.

The micro-finance state minister, Gen. Salim Saleh, who handed over the tractors to the beneficiaries, urged them to utilise the machines to contribute to sustainable economic growth.

The 285 horsepower tractors can be used for cultivation, maize milling, rice hurling, thermal power generation for agro-processing, irrigation and opening of access roads.

Saleh said with the help of the already established Savings and Credit Cooperative societies, individuals could acquire loans and use the tractors to increase agricultural output.

The resident district commissioner, Betty Adima, appealed to residents to use the tractors as a unifying factor.
She said the tractors could be hired by anyone irrespective of political affiliation.

The opposition member of Parliament for Padyere county, David Ringecan, said time for politicking had passed and it was now time for accountability to the people.

He urged the recipients to use the inputs to increase food production for both local markets and neighbouring Southern Sudan.

His remarks attracted cheers and calls from the gathering, urging him to cross over to the Movement Government.

The machines were supplied to the Ministry of Finance by UGIRAN, a subsidiary of the National Enterprise Corporation.

The district LC5 chairman, John Paskal Wapokrwa and Okoro county MP, also energy state minister, Simon D’ujanga attended.

Nebbi gets six multi-purpose tractors

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