The Ministry of Agriculture has donated a tractor valued at shs140 million to Teso Catholic Diocese in Eastern Uganda.
The tractor was handed over by the Agriculture Minister, Frank Tumwebaze to Fr. Samuel Ebietu Echelu the Teso Catholic Diocese Pastoral Coordinator in Kampala.
“I am happy that religious groups have taken heed of the NRM manifesto to take part in agriculture to help the economy. I thank the Catholic Church and other religious denominations that have oriented their followers into agriculture. We shall continue with government support to give out these structures,”Tumwebaze said.
He noted that whereas in the past, government mainly supported smallholder farmers, it is high time the large scale farmers also benefitted from similar government programs.