Kasese residents tipped on establishing kitchen gardens


The general public in Kasese district has been tipped on the need to utilize the current rains to establish some kitchen gardens.

The district that is blessed with fertile soils is expected to receive above normal rains associated with hailstones and lightening as forecasted by the Uganda National Metrological Authority (UNMA).

Mr. Josephat Muhindo, the Executive Director for Karambi Group of People with Disabilities says that the forecasted results are associated with benefits.

Mr. Muhindo explains that the rains should be used by the residents to grow vegetables in a bid to eliminate food insecurity which is believed to be hitting most families in Kasese.

According to him, many families in Kasese are skipping some meals because they cannot afford the standard of taking three meals a day.

Mr. Pascal Bwambale, the Local Council I Chairperson for Kihondo village in Ihandiro sub-county concretizes the findings, adding that indeed many families in his area of command have complained of food scarcity.

It is against this background thatKarambi Group of People with Disabilities is stretching her helping hand to train the locals in the area to adapt to the modern methods of farming around their homesteads.

He also discloses that to contribute to the government’s initiative of combating climate change, the organization has so far planted bamboo trees along the banks of River Lhubiriha.

Harriet Masika from Bulhambayiri village in Bubotyo Parish affirms that she has already established a kitchen garden, stressing that she is hopeful that very soon her dietary standards will change.


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