Entries by techcherio

Wawoto Kacel Cooperative empowering vulnerable women through arts and crafts

Wawoto Kacel Cooperative Society in Gulu City is helping hundreds of vulnerable women who lack access to land to regain their dignity through arts and crafts. The beneficiaries, who include former abductees of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), women living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities (PWDs), orphans and single mothers are usually referred to the […]

Birunga Dairy, farmers feud over Shs 670m

A row has erupted between Birunga Dairy and more than 500 farmers in Ntungamo district over Shs 670m in unpaid dues. The farmers who hail from Rushenyi County in Ntungamo district have also petitioned President Yoweri Museveni over alleged failure by Birunga Dairy to pay them Shs 670m for milk they supplied to the milk […]

Moroto traders decry delay in completion of main market

Moroto Municipality Market vendors have expressed disappointment over the delayed completion of the main market. Moroto market is being constructed under the government’s Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Program (MATIP), with funding from both government of Uganda and the Arab Bank of Economic Development in Africa (BADEA). The new market being constructed by Ambitious Construction […]

Soroti fruits factory set to resume buying fruits

Fruits farmers in Teso and Acholi regions have reason to smile following an announcement by the Soroti fruit factory that it will resume buying fruits from the farmers as the economy begins to pick up in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made by the factory’s Executive Director, Douglas Kakyuku Ndawula in […]

Help us protect our vanilla, ex-rebels ask government

A group of former Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels who denounced rebellion and were reunited to their families in Kitholhu sub-county Kasese district have demanded for protection as government provides them with vanilla vines for planting. Gilbert Baluku, one of the project beneficiaries, noted with concern that vanilla growing in Kasese has been at the […]

Fort Portal matooke traders protest high taxes

Matooke traders in Fort Portal have protested a Shs 500 tax that is levied off each bunch of matooke, saying it eats into their profits. The Chairperson, Kitumba matooke market, Amos Gava says the situation has been exacerbated by recent low prices and the COVID-19 pandemic which have affected trade. “In March, matooke prices went […]

Over 600 groups register for Emyooga in Masindi

Over 600 groups in Masindi have been registered to benefit from the Presidential Initiative on Wealth and Job creation (Emyooga). In July this year, the State Minister for Microfinance, Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo, officially launched the programme in Masindi district. During the launch, the minister revealed that government would inject Shs 620m into each constituency to […]

Child street vendors on the rise as schools remain closed

Kasese Municipal council authorities have expressed concern over the growing number of children that are taking up street vending following the closure of schools and some markets in Kasese town. In March this year, government shutdown schools and weekly and monthly markets in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19. Consequently, many children of […]

MAAIF tractors prove costly to farmers due to frequent breakdowns

In a bid to boost productivity in the agricultural sector through mechanization, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) recently supplied at least two tractors to each district across the country. 114 districts benefited from the programme, with the tractors being given to farmer groups through the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS). However, […]

Farmers in Acoli lose acres of crops to floods

Heavy rains in Acoli sub region have left acres of crop gardens submerged. The heavy rains which poured for a better part of August are continuing, causing massive destruction to crops such as beans, simsim and soya beans among others. Some farmers say that they have had to clear out some of their crops such […]