New Agriculture Minister Tumwebaze tours Eastern Region
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has launched a regional agricultural mechanization center in the zonal center Mbale Bungokho. The center will provide extension services to farmers in three regions of Bugisu, parts of Teso and Northern Bukedi. Agriculture Secretary Frank Tumwebaze chaired the launch of the Shs 3.2 billion facility, which is expected to be completed in September this year. Tumwebaze also pledged to help mitigate the challenges related to flooding and waterlogging in the Teso sub-region, an area prone to flooding during the rainy season.