March 2, 2018
The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has today traversed the areas of Buddu Masaka, Bigasa Sub County to check on the farmers who have benefited from the “Emmwanyi Terimba” campaign, a campaign that intends to encourage farmers to grow coffee so that they can get rid of poverty.
This campaign is spearheaded by the Buganda Cultural Development Foundation, a kingdom institution which deals in agricultural and farming section.
Katikkiro visited a banana plantation and a garden of coffee seedlings at the Buddu County headquarters in Masaka. He then visited, Mr Twaha Musoke at Buswege village who left bodaboda riding job to venture into farming. Musoke has managed to build two beautiful houses for his two wives; he owns fifteen acres of coffee plantation and a garden where he grows food for home use.
Other farmers were, Kato Joseph a 22year old boy who has planted two acres of coffee plantation, Salongo Bonny, Deogracious Lukambuuzi, Josephat Munanyeeza all residents of Kitemi village have reaped big in coffee and their future looks bright.
Mr Mayiga made a tour of the village, and inspected the coffee seedlings in the gardens.
In his address, Katikkiro urged the people of Bigasa to venture into coffee farming because it is a revenue collecting product.
He said, the only activity which suits the people of Buddu is farming, given the fact that they have land and the only activity that can generate income to them is farming more especially coffee farming.
The ‘emmwanyi Terimba campaign begun last year with the intention of encouraging people to grow coffee to enable them change their lives.
The campaign is targeting mainly the youths who have resorted to betting and bodaboda riding activities which have no good result at the end of the day.
Katikkiro was accompanied by Mengo Minister, mentioned; Martin Kasekende, Hajji Amis Kakomo, Noah Kiyimba, Henry Ssekabembe, Kabaka’s chiefs, politicians, and leaders at different levels.