Dokolo’s Agricultural Future Gets a Boost: 15 Tractors arrive to Enhance Farming Efforts

By Moses Obwona 

Dokolo District in Northern Uganda is taking a massive step towards modernizing agriculture as Ismail Masaba, the Deputy Resident District Commissioner, recently handed over 14 walking tractors and one multipurpose tractor to all sub-counties, town councils, and the district itself on behalf of the government. 

The tractors is giving by government of Uganda in a move of supporting local farmers and promoting commercial agriculture in the district.

During the handover event held at the District Council Hall on Wednesday, 24th April 2024, Masaba emphasized the government’s commitment to modernizing and promoting agriculture to not only create job opportunities but also generate wealth for the people. 

He said With the support of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government, Dokolo District is on its way to becoming a hub of thriving and sustainable agriculture.

James Oto Apili, the chairperson LC5 Dokolo, urged the locals to focus on agriculture as it remains the backbone of the country’s economy. 

He also took the opportunity to thank the NRM Government, led by H.E. Yoweri Museveni, for their dedication towards promoting and modernizing agriculture for the benefit of the people.

Dr. Richard Enyang, the District Production Officer, cautioned the recently trained tractor operators to make proper use of their training and manage the tractors efficiently. 

“This not only ensures the longevity of the machines but also maximizes their productivity” He said.

Alex Owera, the Chairperson of Production, Marketing and Natural resources also the Agwata Town Council Representative, warned sub-county leaders against politicizing the government’s program. 

He urged them to monitor the operations of the tractors to ensure they are being used for their intended purpose – to support local farmers.

The main crops grown by farmers in Dokolo include soybeans, sunflower as cash crops, and maize, sim-sim, rice, and cassava for both food and cash purposes. 

With 10 sub-counties and 4 town councils, Dokolo District is poised to lead the way in modernizing and promoting agriculture in the region.

According to leaders, With these modern machines, local farmers can now increase their productivity and contribute towards making Dokolo District a thriving hub of agriculture

ure in Northern Uganda. 

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