Fighting famine is a responsibility for all
Posted Friday, October 25 2013 at 01:00
There is a growing concern over the rate at which the energetic youth are flooding towns looking for white collar jobs. Agricultural production has been left in the hands of the very few people who are mainly the aged, women and children. This poses a challenge to our survival.
The discovery of oil in the Albertine region has also attracted youth from the villages to engage in the oil sector. A recent discovery of oil fields in sub-counties of Muhokya and Katwe-kabatooro in Kasese District and the rehabilitation of Kilembe Mines are likely to cause a big blow to the agriculture and fishing sectors in Kasese District.
It is not uncommon these days to find the cost of food stuff on the rise but not matching the earnings of most people. The end result will be a vicious cycle of poverty, suffering and misery among Ugandans.
Combating famine is a responsibility of everybody. My plea is that every family engages in food crop production irrespective of whether it lives in village or not.