Government through Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) on Thursday handed out two tractors to Farmers groups in Gulu.
The two groups are Latyeng Cooperative Farmers group in Bwongatira Sub-county and Cwero Cooperative Society Farmers group all in Gulu district.
The two New Holland TT40 tractors are valued at 180million shillings.
Gulu district Chairman, Mr. Martin Ojara Mapenduzi said the beneficiary farmer groups were selected after a rigorous vetting, and found to be capable of maintaining the two tractors.
Mapenduzi advised the groups to take good care of the tractors and also work closely with the district farm engineer to keep them in good shape.
Mr. Jackson Lakor, Gulu district Production and Marketing officer said the groups have been trained on handling tractors and he believes they will change their livelihood and production capacity.
Mr. Charles Okello, the chairman of Cwero Cooperative Society said they will use the tractor to increase production and farm input of their members.
Gulu district Chairman, Mr. Mapenduzi and Gulu RDC Major Lapolo handing over the tractor to Farmers