Buganda Cultural and development Foundation kicks off in Buwekula County

a98816a4-2934-4130-84e8-e13722ef4f0aBuganda kingdom is set to revive the activities of Buganda Cultural and development Foundation (BUCADEF) in Buwekula county as a move to enable people acquire food for consumption and cash crops to boast their economic status. Hajji Hammis Kakomo Mukasa, the state minister for agriculture in the Buganda kingdom revealed all this during his fact finding visit at Kaweeri coffee plantation in Madudu Sub County Mubende district.
According to the minister, BUCADEF is reviving its activities in Buwekula County to push the Kabaka’s subjects acquire income and maintain their families. Minister Kakomo explained; “Buganda kingdom policy this year states that each family is entitled to own a garden that contains food crops majorly bananas, sweet potatoes and cassava to feed the family and also plant coffee as a selected major cash crops in order to boast our economy.” Hajji Kakomo has urged the youth in Buwekula County to desist from the habit of selling their land in order to acquire bodabodas but work hard by engaging in agriculture to fight the current unemployment crisis within the country. He also said land is a vital source of income that needs to be handled with care.
Sserwadda Badru, the chairperson BUCADEFU explained; “various people in Uganda today dealing in coffee farming have poor harvesting and storage skills and facilities that lowers the quality of coffee thus leading to low income but with the revival of the BUCADEF, people are going to be trained on how to handle the coffee from the planting level to harvesting in order to boost their economy.” Sserwadda asserted that this year’s target is to supply over 5 million coffee seedlings to the farmers in all the 18 Buganda Kingdom counties to enable the people boast their economy.

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