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Museveni soldiers on with drip irrigation campaign

President Museveni set up camp for days in Mayuge district in eastern Uganda to teach communities about improved farming methods as a continuation of his campaign using drip irrigation to mitigate the effects of drought.

With a model farm he established in Kityerera sub country in the district, Museveni said his intention is to teach people to use simple tools to water their crops for maximum yields. While talking to farmers, he revealed that he would make a visit every three months to check on the progress. He also introduced State House comptroller Lucy Nakyobe as the coordinator of the program.

He started the drip irrigation campaign in Luweero in November last year at the height of the prolonged dry spell. However critics have repeatedly denounced his model as a short term measure and one that hinders commercial farming due to its rudimentary nature.

Alleastafrica and The Independent, Uganda

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