Janet Moves To Reverse Karamoja's Worsening Hunger

healing geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>She said that the image of Karamoja as a barren land, viagra endless hunger and a people without hope can only be changed when the Karimojong embrace food production and start working hard.

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Hon Janet Museveni said this when she visited some of the private indigenous farmers in Nakapiripirit District during her routine monitoring tour of Karamoja region recently.

“Karamoja has for a long time been buying food from her neighbours, this is the time to change the trend so that Karamoja’s neighbours can rely on her for food”, said the Minister after she was impressed by the many acres of different foods grown.

On one of the farms, they have planted 100 acres of maize, 10 acres of rice, 10 acres of cassava, 4 acres of beans, 3 acres of assorted vegetables and 2 acres of millet. Other crops being grown on this farm include sorghum, millet, sweet potatoes sunflower, groundnuts, peas and castor hybrid.

The farm employs 40 permanent workers and 200 casual labourers.


Hon Janet Museveni commended this work saying that if many families embraced farming on large scale, Karamoja would get to the desired level of development.

She saluted the families who have tirelessly worked in the fields to grow food to feed their families and urged them to produce more so that they can remain food secure throughout the year and even have surplus for sale.

Nakapiripirit District Vice Chairperson, Hellen Pulkol, assured the Minister that the people of Nakapiripirit are now enthusiastic about food production and they will soon start supplying Word Food Programme (WFP) with food to take elsewhere.

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