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President Museveni calls for a National Agro Plan

15th March 2012
President Yoweri Museveni has emphasized the need to have a National Plan for Agro-production in the country. The President was last evening making remarks at the end of one of the on-going conferences on Poverty Eradication and Enterprise Selection for Central Uganda’s Greater Masaka zone, at State House, Entebbe. The Zone comprises the districts of Bukomansimbi, Kalangala, Kalungu, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Masaka, Rakai and Sembabule.
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President receives Chief Executive of Barclays Bank (Africa)

14th March 2012
President Yoweri Museveni has received the Chief Executive of Barclays Bank (Africa), Mr. Sikellin David who expressed the Bank’s interest to investing in Uganda. During the meeting that took place yesterday at State House, Entebbe, President Museveni welcomed Mr. Sikellin to Uganda and urged Barclays Bank Chief Executive to explore ways and means of investing in the agro-processing sector in the country.

“Govt. to invoke constitution and regulate land use” – President

14th March 2012
President Yoweri Museveni has said that government is to invoke the Constitution to regulate the land use in Uganda. The President made the comment yesterday during a meeting with leaders from Mengo Zone at the ongoing Zonal Conference on Poverty Eradication and Enterprise Selection at State House, Entebbe. Mengo Zone in Central Uganda, comprises the districts of Buikwe, Butambala, Buvuma, Gomba, Kayunga, Luwero, Mpigi, Mukono, Nakaseke,...
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President receives special message from Eritrea

14th March 2012
President Yoweri Museveni has received a special message from the President of the State of Eritrea Mr. Issaias Afwerki. The special message was delivered yesterday to President Museveni at State House, Entebbe by the Eritrean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Osman Saleh.
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President Museveni recognized for promoting agriculture

13th March 2012
President Yoweri Museveni has received a trophy from the National Farmers’ Federation of Uganda (NFFU) in recognition of his contribution to promoting commercial agriculture in the country. The trophy was delivered to the President by the Speaker of Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, at the ongoing Zonal Conference on Poverty Eradication and Enterprise Selection currently taking place at State House, Entebbe.

President directs Agriculture Ministry on seed licensing

12th March 2012
President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) to licence seed agents regionally to avoid the flooding of the market with fake seeds. “The power of licensing lies in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. You should licence people by region and in case anything goes wrong, they will be the ones responsible,” he warned.

President calls on the Sabiny to shun archaic traditions

11th March 2012
President Yoweri Museveni has called on the people of Sebei Sub-Region in Eastern Uganda to discard old traditions that are not compatible with modern life. The President was particularly referring to the very old custom of Female Genital Mutilation and also the mode of subsistence farming practiced in the area.

"Identify and guide model farmers," - President advises Bugisu leadership

10th March 2012
President Yoweri Museveni has urged the leadership of Bugisu Sub-Region to identify and guide a few farmers in their communities who will act as role models for the rest of their communities. The President was yesterday meeting the leadership of Bugisu Sub-Region at the on-going Zonal Conference on Poverty Alleviation and Enterprise Selection conducted on regional basis for the whole country at State House, Entebbe.

President directs the Ministry of Agriculture to open up zonal breeding centres; urges Teso people to take on silk worm farming

8th March 2012
President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to strategically establish zonal breeding centrers for farm inputs in all regions of Uganda. The President, who is continuing to conduct zonal conferences on Poverty Alleviation and Enterprise Selection, made the directive last night on the 5th day of the programme at a meeting with the leadership of Teso Sub-Region at State House, Entebbe.

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