But it all starts with the education of the masses which can be done through their leaders. That is why the government has taken a major step by taking 50 MPs from northern Uganda on a learning tour at the National Livestock Resources Research Institute (NaLIRRI). The legislators were led by the State Minister for Northern Uganda Grace Kwiyucwiny.
“As leaders, we have to be examples, I called upon MPs from northern Uganda to come and learn to show the way. We are here to learn and transfer the knowledge to our respective communities. We have been challenged to chase poverty out of northern Uganda and we can no longer do it the subsistence way but through extensive farming and commercial agriculture,” Kwiyucwiny said as she challenged the MPs to strategize by introducing the latest practices into their communities.
“This visit is critical for enhancing agricultural productivity in my district. What I have seen being explained here in terms of getting our livestock industry to a higher notch has been very plausible and it should have started a long time ago. As leaders of northern Uganda, we are looking at post-conflict recovery. If what we saw today can be put into practice, it will be satisfactory,” said Tony Awany, MP of Nwoya County.
Field tour to the embryo transfer, pastures, mechanization, zero waste unit diary unit. The team later sat down for a Plenary discussion regarding the experiences from the field visit.