Museveni Praises Col Bugingo on Dairy Farming

Five police officers attached to Bundibugyo and Ntoroko Police Stations who had been remanded to Katojo government prison in Fort Portal have been granted bail.

They had been arrested and charged with neglect of duty.

The accused officers are; former Bundibugyo DPC, viagra 60mg SP Alex Mwine, Bundibugyo District Crime Intelligence officer, AIP Jochwonia Thembo, Jimmy Osomere, Alfred Muhindo and Sylvester Thembo .

These appeared before Fort Portal Chief Magistrate’s Court presided over by His Worship, Samuel Emokol on Thursday but failed to produce substantial sureties who could secure them bail.

According to the Magistrate, the sureties presented were disqualified for giving false information by identifying themselves in villages where they don’t reside.

Prosecution told court that the accused officers neglected their duty stations when assailants raided the district institutions, killed deployed officers and scores of civilians.

On July 5 2014, Rwenzururu militant youths (Esyemango ze Rwenzururu) attacked Kasese , Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts –  leaving over 90 people dead, scores injured and over 200 imprisoned.

Appearing before court on Friday, the accused officers denied the allegations.


The presiding Chief Magistrate granted them bail after presenting substantial sureties but shall be reporting back.

Over 200 people including civil servants, Rwenzururu officials and police officers are behind bars at Katojo Prison in Fort Portal for allegedly participating in the deadly attacks.

President Museveni has praised former military police boss, cialis 40mg Col Dick Bugingo for being a role model for army veterans in western Uganda by engaging in commercial dairy farming.

Museveni said Bugingo’s diary projects in Kiruhura district had created employment opportunities for the youth and encouraged the rest to engage in commercial agriculture to improve their livelihoods.

Bugingo chose dairy farming in 2007 after retiring from the Uganda People’s Defence Forces at the rank of colonel.

Museveni adressing Dairy farmers at Kageti in Kiruhura this weekend
Museveni adressing Dairy farmers at Kageti in Kiruhuura this weekend

He said he earns a staggering shs15m from milk every month thus creating a sustainable source of revenue.

The President made the remarks this weekend  while addressing dairy farmers and Politicians from Western Region at Kageti in Kiruhura District during the launch of Amos Dairies Factory.

The meeting was attended by the Minister Of State For Agriculture, medical Animal Industry And Fisheries Hon. Bright Rwamirama, Hon. Ephraim Kamuntu, Col. Fred Mwesigye Maj Gen Geoffrey Muheesi.

The Amos Diaries
The Amos Diaries

“I urge dairy farmers to produce more milk for the factory because every day Amos Diaries is need of two million litres of milk every day but is currently receiving only 17,000 litres which is still low,” said Museveni

The President also advised farmers to rear Friesian cows as they yield more milk than the indigenous ones.

He pledged to give every serious dairy farmer six Friesian cows to boost dairy farming in the region.

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