Minister Sempijja asks Wakiso farmers to create a food hub for Kampala

By Moses Kidandi
The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja has embarked on a site tour of gardens of farmers in Wakiso District starting with Gombe Sub-County-Nansana Municipality.

This is being done in a bid to ensure food security in the Country. During his visit, farmers urged government through (MAAIF) to provide them with irrigation systems to reduce on losses usually caused by long dry spells.

“We are ready to satisfy Kampala markets in terms of food supply. We want to use the geographical advantage to the City but the problem is that, we lack functional irrigation systems,” says Minister Sempijja

Vicent sempijja said government intends to mobilize farmers near City centers to go into agriculture because majority of them have enough land. He says the move will help reduce on rural-urban migration because people will be employed and with enough food in their homes.