By Mubiru Ivan
Government has revealed that it will inject Shs161.5 billion in Busoga Livestock Project.
The ‘Revolutionizing livestock farming in the Greater Busoga’ is an initiative of Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, and its meant to be applied throughout Busoga sub region.
While launching the project on Monday in Kampala, Kadaga said it will increase farmers’ household income and ensure food security.
She also revealed that the venture would lay emphasis on beef and milk production targeting international markets to end poverty in the sub region.
According to parliament.go.ug, Matia Kasaija, Finance Minister said in the next financial year, government will include the project in proposals for the next budget, for Parliament to allocate.
“We want to assure you that projects of this kind must be supported financially…when the costing has been concluded, we shall look for the Shs161.5b, put it in the budget and Parliament will appropriate,” said Kasaija.
“Being the Minister responsible for this economy, I know rural Busoga; the level of poverty is very high. It is one way we can help our people in that part of the country to get out of poverty.”
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