Katakwi Woman MP lobbys for mechanized Agriculture

Katakwi district Woman MP (dressed in yellow), with the CAO, RDC and beneficiaries during the handover of the tractors.

In a bid to improve the agriculture sector in the district, the Katakwi district Woman representative in the Parliament of Uganda, Honorable Violet Akurut has lobbied for 3 tractors for her women farmers.

The tractors that were given by the Government of Uganda through NAADS, are aimed at lifting the level of food security in the communities.

Mr Seraphin Alia, the chief administrative officer Katakwi said, his office received ten applicants but approved the three which include, Grassroot Women Development Initiative- located in Katakwi town which was given a tractor (UBE070R), Agego Organic Farmers Group which was given tractor (UBF715P) and Olilim Agro-Foresters Environmentalists (UBF962M).

Women farmers pose for a photo after receiving their tractors.

The Resident District Commissioner for Katakwi, Michael Bwalatum reminded the beneficiaries to prioritize records and book keeping which will help in budgeting processes.

Speaking during the handover ceremony of the tractors yesterday at the Works building in Katakwi, the Woman MP (Violet Akurut) revealed thay the lobbying process was started last year when she presented to the president on how vulnerable Katakwi Women are in terms of food production.

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Noah Omuya is the founder and CEO of Aica Media and a two time winner of the Media Challenge Awards (The best feature story writer- 2018 and the best Climate Change Photography Award- 2019). He has a bachelors degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University. He is also an alumni for; British Council Future News Worldwide Fellowship- 2020, Climate Tracker Energy Reporting Fellowship- 2020, InfoNile- Code for Africa Data Journalism Fellowship- 2020, the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2019 and British Council East Africa and Africa Writers Trust Master Class in Creative Writing- 2019. Omuya has specialized training in writing, strategic and multimedia communication, mainstream and online journalism, broadcast media and youth participatory radio, content development, and public relations. He is very much interested in sustainable development communication.

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