President Yoweri Museveni has commended Joel Cherop for establishing a demonstration farm that is earning him a lot of money.
Cherop’s demonstration farm in Kapchorwa grows apples, tomatoes and onions. It uses irrigation to boost production.
President Museveni advised the Ugandans to emulate Cherop to transform their lives economically.
Cherop who is a university graduate told the president that he spent Shs 20 million to establish the farm adding that he earns more money during the periods in which these items are scarce because of the high demand.
Cherop said that his farm has attracted many people from the different parts of Uganda who come to learn and commended Museveni for spear heading the elimination of poverty among the households through the promotion of operational wealth creation which he is experiencing.
He urged the youth to get out of their mental prison and undertake what the President is promoting through wealth creation using the small pieces of land they have.
The President said that government would support farmers in Kapchorwa district like Cherop with the provision of chain links to fence their farms and protect them from being destroyed by stray animals and to ensure maximum production.
Museveni, who was accompanied by the First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Janet Museveni was yesterday touring a demonstration farm established by Cherop at Kapanguria Parish, Kapteret sub-county in Kapchorwa district.
The President who had just concluded a tour of the district to assess the security situation following an attack on a police station by armed thugs.
He also made a stop over at Kapchorwa Modern Nursery and Primary School and Tuban Primary School where he called on them to work hard and keep in school.