Kabale: World Bank Funded Agricultural Project Fails to Launch Over Squabbles

The planned launch of the Kabale Agriculture Cluster Development Project on Monday flopped following a disagreement between stakeholders from three districts of greater Kabale over who should take full control of the project.

The 6 year project which is funded by the World Bank and the government of Uganda under the Ministry of Agriculture is geared to benefit 42 districts in the whole country, participating in growing the five key crops; Coffee, Maize, Rice, Beans, and Cassava.

The $248 million project intends to increase productivity and access to market of the crops in 12 clusters of the 42 districts.

The project initially required Kabale district to take full control.

This however created disagreement from councilors of other district saying that each district should handle the project.

On these grounds and claims that they had not been fully sensitized out the project, the councilors from the districts of Rukiga and Rubanda foiled the launch, which was planned to take place on Monday at Kirigime Guest House in Kabale Municipality.





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