February 23, 2024

Kakumiro Leaders get Heifers, PM Nabbanja warns Extension workers

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KAKUMIRO

50 heifers and 500 piglets have been handed over to leaders of all Sub–Counties in Kakumiro District by Operation Wealth Creation to improve on their wealth.

The delivery activity was witnessed by the Prime Minister Rt. Hon Robinah Nabbanja on Saturday at Kakyeka play ground in Kakumiro Town council, Kakumiro district.

Prime Minister Nabbanja asked leaders who benefited from heifers and piglets not to sell them to other people and extension workers to start their work seriously because they have been reluctant.

Nabbanja thanked the president for giving Bunyoro an opportunity to serve the nation and promised to lobby more for the improvement of services and wealth creation.

“We used to use channels to get services but at least now we can go direct and get the services we want,” Nabbanja said.

Nabbanja however expressed dissatisfaction to the extension workers and Veterinary officer who she said that they no longer do their duties.

“We know that these Extension workers and Veterinary officers at the Sub Counties are not functional and we are aware that they no longer perform their duties and we are bitter about this, I therefore implore the District Production officer and CAO to do enough follow up to government programs,” Nabbanja said.  

PM Nabbanja speaking during the handover function on Saturday at Kakyeka play ground Kakumiro

The Manager internal audit at NAADS secretariat Julius Mugisa who represented the executive Director NAADS urged beneficiaries who were given calf heifers and piglets to take care of them as if they had paid their own money.

He added that even though the money is from the government it’s taxpayers money.

Speaking at the same handle over the Deputy Chief administrative officer Kakumiro District Fredrick Byekwaso revealed that heifers and piglets are very expensive and they need a lot of care if they are to be fruitful to the community.

Meanwhile beneficiaries said that they are to look after them such that they benefit from calf heifers and piglets given to them by the government.

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