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By Chris M Bruno
KAGADI: Members of Abafumbogo clan from Kagadi district have received  a donation of a ploughing tractor from government through  the ministry of Agriculture, animal industry and fisheries.

The tractor , according to reports,  is  one of the 20 which were recently  flagged off  in Kakumiro district by Prime Minister Robbina Nabanja to different groups on  27th January 2023.

While handing over the tractor to the executive members of Abafumambogo clan in the district at  Kagadi community hall on Thursday,  Mathias Kamara, the Kagadi district  senior Agricultural officer  explained that the tractor is meant to improve the clan members’ lives through improving their agricultural production.

Kamara urged the beneficiaries to handle it with care so that it can  fulfil the objectives for which it was donated.

He  advised the  clan members to put in place a mechanism that will enable the members to get the information about the availability of the tractor so that they can benefit from it.

While receiving the tractor,the chairperson for the Abafumambogo clan in Kagadi district, Matia  Musoke revealed that the tractor came after the clan leadership lobbied Premier Nabbanja for it.

Musoke  aplauded  Nabanja for the donation that he said would  boost the members’ farming through mechanising it  and he appealed to the members to cooperate so that they can benefit from the donation.

However Musoke clarified that although the tractor has been donated to Abafumambogo clan members, it will be accessed by  even non-clan members who will be able to meet its hire fee.

Nabbanja, a Mufumambogo, herself promised to donate eight  tractors to the Abafumambogo clan members in the eight districts of Bunyoro region and  money to the clan’s SACCO.

This was during the clan members’ annual general meeting that was held in Masindi in 2021 where she was the chief guest.

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