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SEEDLINGS: Museveni says OWC has lost track

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has decried the fake seedlings distributed to farmers by the army-led Operation Wealth Creation (OWC). He has vowed to replace them since he says,  they have turned into seed growers. “The Operation Wealth Creation people whom we had put to …

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OWC: Poultry, piggery farmers decry soaring cost of feed

Sembabule, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Operation Wealth Creation-OWC beneficiaries in Sembabule district are decrying the rising cost of animal feeds which is threatening the sustainability of their projects. The affected beneficiaries include those that ventured into the poultry and piggery projects, which were initiated from the inputs distributed by the …

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Farmers recycle low yielding seeds as gov’t inputs delay

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Greater Masaka area are recycling low-yielding seeds following delays in the delivery of agricultural inputs by the government. For close to a decade now, the government has been directly distributing farming inputs that include improved planting materials and fertilizers through Operation Wealth Creation-OWC and …

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Arua farmers get 74,000 fish fingerlings boost

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fish farmers in Arua district have received 74,255 fingerlings through the Operation Wealth Creation-OWC program and the National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADs, to boost production. These include 43,000 tilapia fingerlings and 31,255 fingerlings for the African cat fish. The fingerlings were distributed to over 20 fish farmers …

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Businessman arrested with OWC hoes

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto police are holding a businessman from Namutumba district on suspicion of stealing hoes distributed by the government under the Operation Wealth Creation-OWC program. Godfrey Isumba was transporting the hoes to Namutumba district from Moroto in a Tata box body registration UBH 407U. He was …

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Bush fires causing 80 percent loss of perennial crops under OWC in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only an estimated 20 percent of perennial crops distributed under the Operation Wealth Creation program in Kitgum district survive, because of rampant burning of bushes by the community every year. Operation Wealth Creation-OWC is a government program purposed to improve the livelihood of the community …

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Kikuube leaders reject poor quality OWC cassava cuttings

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Buhimba town council, Kikuube district have rejected over 100 bags of cassava cuttings citing poor quality. The rejected cassava cuttings were delivered by Brice Ajuna, a domestic supplier under the Operation Wealth Creation program last week. According to the local leaders, after …

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Kalungu LC5 chairman apologizes to Muslims for distributing pigs

Kalungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ahmed Nyombi Mukiibi, the Kalungu district LC5 chairman has apologized to the Muslim fraternity for flouting Islamic principles and distributing pigs. Trouble for Mukiibi started when he presided over the distribution of over 100 pigs under the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) program to the residents …

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Kalungu LC5 chairman under fire from Muslims over distribution of pigs

Kalungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ahmed Nyombi Mukiibi, the Kalungu LC5 chairman is under fire from the Muslim community in the district over flouting Islamic principles. Trouble for Mukiibi started when he was seen physically handing pigs to beneficiaries under the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) program at the district headquarters …

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Kabarole fish famers get 90,000 fingerlings, 10 tons of feeds

Kabarole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Communities around the Crater lakes in Kabarole district have received 90,000 fish fingerlings through Operation Wealth Creation and the NAADs secretariat under the ‘AGRI-LED implementation program phase 1’. The restocking of the Crater lakes comes barely a month after 30 fish cages were installed in 10 …

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