By Olivia Nabaggala

10th June 2024

The Buganda Kingdom has rallied its subjects to embrace commercial agriculture saying increased investment in the trade will help to improve their livelihoods.

In this regard, the Kingdom is preparing for a large agricultural show, which will take place from June 13th to 16th at Kasana Playground in Luweero town council.

The agricultural expo is held annually on a rotating basis. It began in 2022 in Busujju County. It moved to Kyaggwe in 2023, and is presently in Bulemeezi.

This event seeks to promote coffee production and other agricultural methods as part of a larger initiative to enhance people’s lives through agriculture and cooperative organizations.

Addressing a news conference at Kasana in Luweero ahead of the exhibition, Buganda Kingdom’s State Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Hajji Hamis Kakomo, has said that the exhibition is about uplifting communities by promoting coffee farming and other practices, as well as showcasing Mengo’s agricultural prowess.

Speaking at the same convention, Luweero Resident District Commissioner [RDC] Richard Bwabye cautioned that anyone caught stealing property from exhibitors will face arrest.

This, he says, is intended to promote a safe and productive workplace for all participants.

Kkangaawo Ronald Mulondo, Mengo’s Chief in Charge of Bulemeezi, the host county for this year’s expo, points out that it brings together exhibitors from all 18 Buganda Kingdom counties.

He expects the diversity to generate a robust exchange of ideas and approaches that will benefit the overall agricultural sector.


Tuesday 11th June 2024 05:56:56 AM