By John Bosco Tugume
Masindi district has procured five brand new motorcycles in an effort to improve extension services and production in the district.
The Motorcycles valued at Sh31 million were procured using the agricultural extension grant and they are meant to facilitate the movement of the agricultural extension workers in the district.
While commissioning the motorcycles at the district headquarters, the Deputy Resident District Commissioner Masindi, Dominic Tibasimwa explained that the motorcycles are meant to enable the sub-county extension workers reach the farmers at their respective farms and advised them on the right agronomic practices.
Dr Fredrick Ssebuguzi, the acting District Production Officer revealed that some agricultural extension workers in the district have been facing challenges of transport since they did not have motorcycles.
He explained that the motorcycles have been allocated to the extension workers for Bwijanga, Budongo, Kimengo and Miirya sub-counties adding that the District Animal Husbandry Officer was also allocated one.