President Museveni Approves Agriculture Ministry’s Plan For Food Crisis
By Afayo Shadrach Bethel
President Museveni has approved the Agriculture ministry’s plan for responding to the looming food crisis in the country, giving the ministry a green light to submit a supplementary budget.
The President, in a letter dated July 14, while replying to the July 13 letter he received from Agriculture Minister Frank Tumwebaze, directed Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja and Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija to give the necessary support to the Agriculture ministry’s plan.
His approval is coming amid concerns from food and nutrition policy specialists that there is a need to regulate food exports, improve post-harvest handling to minimise wastage and improve food distribution to sustainably address food insecurity issues in the country.