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Operation wealth creation coordinator Major Rwakanuma granted bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Retired Major Stephen Rwakanuma, the Operation Wealth Creation- OWC coordinator in Isingiro district has been granted bail by the General Court Martial. Rwakanuma, who is being charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition was released on a non-cash bail of 10 million …

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Gen Saleh blames failure of OWC on bureaucracy

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation-OWC General Salim Saleh has blamed the failure of OWC on bureaucracy and delivery of inadequate farm inputs. OWC is a government intervention that was launched by President Yoweri Museveni in 2014 with an aim of improving household …

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District leaders fault OWC agro-industrialization program on job creation

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities from various districts in the country have faulted the Agro-industrialization campaign under the Operation Wealth Creation-OWC program, saying it cannot save Ugandans from poverty and unemployment. OWC through the National Agriculture Advisory Services–NAADS introduced agro-industrialisation with the aim of creating jobs and …

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51% of operation wealth creation beneficiaries dissatisfied- Survey

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifty one percent of the people involved in the Operation Wealth Creation-OWC are dissatisfied, a new study by Kabarole research and resource center has revealed. The study covered Kabarole, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Kasese, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Kamwenge and Ntoroko districts in Rwenzori region involving 512 households. …

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WORLD BANK: Agriculture key to ending poverty in Uganda

  ✳ Discontinue the fragmentation of districts (if possible, consolidate to reduce administrative costs). ✳ Government’s outsized role in the agriculture sector leaves little room for private sector participation. ✳ Technical inefficiencies pervade delivery of subsidized inputs, procured by the NAADS and distributed by the OWC to farmers. ✳ Rather …

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NAADS mandate remains intact as restructuring flops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The mandate of the National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS) remains intact after government failed to complete its restructuring process. The plan which began with the introduction of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) in 2014 came to a complete halt after Cabinet issued a moratorium stopping …

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Masindi sugarcane farmers to get fully fledged service center

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President, Yoweri Museveni has ordered for the establishment of a service center to support sugarcane farmers in Masindi district. This was contained in a message by Gen. Salim Saleh, the coordinator Operation Wealth Creation-OWC read for him by Major Gen. John Mateeka in a meeting …

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MUSEVENI: Subsistence farming a disaster for African families

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said his recent countrywide ‘wealth creation’ campaign aimed to continue his life-long assault on the bottleneck of the archaic tradition of subsistence farming. “The traditional way, where you only work for the stomach (subsistence farming), is a disaster for the African …

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