A total of 150 farmers in Kamuli district Sunday evening received heifers from the speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to enable them improve house hold incomes.
Flanked by Bugabula South legislator, Moris Kibalya, Kadaga, while giving out the heifers at Kamuli youth centre urged the beneficiaries to take good care of the animals for good milk production.
“One heifer can produce 12 litres of milk in the morning and another 12 litres in the evening if you take good care of it,” she said.
Kadaga said her plan was to turn Kamuli district into a diary production model district for Busoga.
She said she would use her money and other sources to ensure that more heifers are given out to those who have not yet received one from her.
“Let us be patient. If you don’t get today then you are the on the next lot,” she said as the beneficiaries gave her an applause. It was not the first Kadaga gave out heifers. Since 2016, she has given out at least 1500 heads of such animals to different persons in the district.
Among the beneficiaries are small farmers from all the 86 parishes in the district, councilors, district executive members, district NRM executive, sub county NRM chairpersons and all LCIII chairpersons.
Kamuli district LC V chairman, Thomas Kategere said the district production department would always monitor the farmers to ensure that the animals are not sold.
He applauded Kadaga for her generosity and commitment for the transformation of her district.
“This is not the first or second time. Maama, we are so grateful and I am sure these animals will improve our health and income,” he said.
Kibalya hailed the speaker for her support towards improving the lives of the people, especially the NRM leaders who always campaign for the party flag bearers.
He urged farmers to always ensure prompt vaccination of their animals, besides proper hygiene in kraals, so as to ensure the animals are not hit by diseases.