Information and national guidance minister Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi has urged residence of Mubene district to undertake commercial agricultural practices to booster their income and strengthen the country’s economy.
He was no Tuesday speaking, speaking during the annual general meeting of members of Kitumbi SACCOS at Lubali trading centre in Kitumbi Sub County.
“the straggle now is to see that each family transforms from the substance to commercial farming. We need to see each home stead with stable income this will be possible through the available programs and others coming soon ,’’he said he commended people of Mubende for the savings and credit schemes , saying the government would help them to manage their finances. Mubende district leaders appealed to president Museven, to allow create two more districts that we are failing to effectively deliver the services. Even the funds are not enough,’ Francis Kibuuka the L.C 5 chairman, said Scovia Ndagire, the vice chairperson of Kitumbi sub county also noted that, sub-counties like Kitumbi and Butoloogo are too far from the headquoters and this is also hindering them from getting good service. For long, residents and district leaders have been appealing for the creation of two more districts in Mubende . One of them is Kasanda county which would become a separate district and another is Kasambya county which would also become a separate district, each with over seven counties. In response, the minister asked the residents to continue ensuring that service are delivered despite the challenges. He said prioritization of projects like the rehabilitation of Mubende Hospital and road networks had been done in the area. Muhwezi said creating new districts would have financial implications.
Kitumbi SACCO has over 1,000 members; the majority of them are farmers while the others are traders who deal in agricultural produce.

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 Muhwezi’s call for commercialization of farming in Mubende district comes at a time when the district leaders have been requesting for two more districts.


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