Bukibokolo farmers reject OWC seeds
Written by David Gwenyemera on September 8, 2021
Farmers in Bukibokolo Sub County in Bududa district have rejected the seeds delivered under the Operation Wealth Creation.
Bududa district received over 15,000 kilograms of maize and beans seeds, and in turn sent over 150 kilograms of the seeds for distribution to farmers in Bukibokolo sub-county for planting to enhance food security.
However, the targeted beneficiaries have rejected the seeds, arguing that they don’t germinate even when they are handled extra carefully, adding that the seeds came during the time when the planting season is over.
Robert Kutosi, the chairman of Namitati village in Bukari Parish asked his voters not to take the seeds, asking the OWC authorities to always consult farmers whenever they want to procure anything for them.
Milton Kamoti Wasunguyi, the Bududa district chairman asked farmers to calm down and not to sabotage the government programs in their sub-counties if they are to gain out of them.
Col. George Wakamuke, the OWC Coordinator in Bududa district asked the farmers to try the seeds since they were verified by NAADS and the district production department to ascertain their ability to germinate.