‘Army role will boost Naads’

Kampala

The restructuring of the National Agricultural Aisory Services (Naads) programme to involve soldiers will boost the implementation of the projects for the benefit of farmers, senior officials have said.

Early this month, President Museveni said he will deploy soldiers in every constituency in the country to help transform agriculture.

Mr Museveni noted that the soldiers, under the command of Gen Salim Saleh, had been successful in Luweero Triangle compared to the Naads officials whom he said only draw salaries and attend workshops.

But Naads executive director, Dr Samuel Mugasi, described the announcement as a move to enhance the already existing collaboration. “They are stakeholders in the agriculture sector and we have been working with retired soldiers who are still energetic and able to engage in productive work,” Dr Mugasi said while handing over motorised spray pumps to commanders of the operation wealth creation (OWC) in Kampala on Monday.

ekasozi@ug.nationmedia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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