Operation wealth creation facing challenges in improving house hold incomes
The Operation Wealth Creation program country wide has registered a number of challenges since it replaced NAADS in 2013.
In Mbarara, only 11 tones of beans and about 20,000 coffee seedlings have been distributed this year where by many farmers have not benefited.
Speaking to Crooze FM, Mbarara municipality coordinator for wealth creation major Peter Kyoshabire , says 60% of the coffee seedlings distributed may not mature due to unstable rainfall in this season.
He also cites negligence and lack of technical knowhow among the challenges facing the coffee project.
He however says they are urging local government to recruit more agricultural extensional workers who can give farmers more agricultural skills to ensure efficiency in their projects.