NEWS– The ruling National Resistance Movement has rolled out an agricultural expo known as ‘Kisoboka’ (it is possible) aimed at enhancing agricultural productivity and wealth creation among Ugandans. 

The drive was launched Thursday May 16th 2014 by the party Secretary General,  Hon Richard Todwong, at the Kavumba Recreation Centre in Wakiso Town Council and will be extended to all districts in the central region before being expanded into other regions and this programme, a mindset change initiative, is the brainchild of the NRM Vice Chairman for Central Region, Hon Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi.

Hon Todwong said the campaign will mobilise Ugandans into joining modern agriculture with a focus on coffee to increase production, profitability and wealth creation and they will attract Ugandans, especially youth, into agriculture by showcasing the success and positive stories of individuals that are already doing well in intensive farming. 

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“This is the gospel we intend to spread throughout the central region among our people. It is consistent with President Museveni’s message of improving people’s livelihoods,” Hon Todwong said. 

Hon Kiwanda said the Expo is in line with the NRM manifesto and the National Development Plan III of socio-economic transformation among citizens through commercial agriculture and said that he is hopeful that farmers will implement the knowledge and guidance that shall be offered through sub-regional barazas.

Hon Kiwanda, the former Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament urged Ugandans to also undertake the Parish Development Model and Emyooga government empowerment programmes to access free seedlings and source knowledge from extension workers. 

While speaking at the same event, the NRM Deputy Secretary General, Hon Namayanja Rose Nsereko, challenged leaders at all levels to empower their people through various projects for income generation instead of lamentations against the government. 

“I implore the leaders to spread the information on good farming practices to people in the villages. This is the only way to improve the lives of Ugandans,” Namayanja said, adding that “our trail must show that we are moving in the right direction”, She said.

Other leaders present at the function included the NRM Vice Chairman for Western Uganda, Hon Dr Chris Baryomunsi, NRM Chairperson for the Women league Hon Lydia Wanyoto and NRM Youth League Nassur Gaddafi among other notable leaders.