Government gets oil palm seeds for Buvuma

Buvuma Resident District Commissioner Ms Agnes Nabirye (2rd left) and other local leaders inspecting oil palm nursery beds government has set up in Buvuma Islands. PHOTO BY DENIS SSEBWAMI

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  • Ms Agnes Nabirye, the Buvuma Resident District Commissioner, said local leaders were happy that the project had finally kicked off.

Government has received the first consignment of oil palm seedlings from Colombia to support the establishment of oil palm nursery beds on Buvuma Islands.
The first consignment contains 70,000 seedlings out of the 2.5 million ordered by the government. The seedlings will be planted in Buvuma and Mayuge districts.
Last year, the Ministry of Agriculture embarked on preparation of the site at Buwangwe Village, Busamuzi Sub–county, Buvuma District where nursery beds will be set up.

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