The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II to put in place laws and policies that will be used to empower farmers and add value to their produce.
The Kabaka said this yesterday while addressing a mammoth crowd at Kangulumira Sub-County headquarters as he ended the second day of his historical visit to Bugerere in Kayunga District.
He said agriculturalists on whose activities the economy of Uganda stands, need a legal backing to get value for money out of their effort.
He added that his visit to Bugerere is a lesson that Buganda and Central Government need to work together to achieve a common goal.
Earlier the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga directed all the eighteen counties under Buganda kingdom to revive coffee and banana plantations using the county land at their disposal.
All counties will be expected to declare and remit earnings from agricultural produce to the kingdoms treasury. Awards will also be given out to those who utilize the land effectively. Mayiga says.
He says the kingdom is putting in place measures to monitor and evaluate activities on the land but stresses that it should not be left to lie idle.
Today the Kabaka inspected his banana plantation at Ntenjeru sub county Headquarters and visited MP Amos Lugoloobi’s home in Busaana where he inspected a coffee nursery bed and mahogany trees.
The Kabaka here planted a mahogany tree signifying his call to people to conserve the environment.
After Busaana, Kabaka visited Bukamba Health Centre II where he immunized children and headed to Nazigo Sub-County at the Parish were he also planted a tree and attended prayers at St. Matia kalemba Catholic Church-Nazigo. The service was led by Bishop Mathias Ssekamanya.
He later visited Kangulumira where he addressed a rally at Kangulumira Sub-County headquarters.