Museveni soldiers on with drip irrigation campaign

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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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  1. Subject: Museveni soldiers on with drip irrigation campaign, Apr 23, 2017

    Short commentary, 23 April 2017

    The President of Uganda is now busy on AGRICULTURE of the Country.
    Will he then personally tackle the HEALTH problem of the country?
    Will he take over the TRANSPORTATION & COMMUNICATION system on his own?
    Will he personally undertake the SOCIO- etc, etc, etc STRUCTURE of the country all by himself?
    Isn’t he leading himself, by himself, for himself to EXHAUSTION?
    Bizarre! But then the Good Lord has his own way of doing things.

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