Farmers in the Mubuku irrigation scheme in Kasese District are worried about low production as irrigation waters continue to reduce.
follows the reduction of water volumes in river Sebwe, a key tributary to the
The farmers say that due to the reduced water volumes in the river, the scheme management has now resorted to rationing.
Mr. Patrick Mwesige, a staff of Mubuku Irrigation Scheme in charge of water, says the water in the river is not enough; affected by a dry spell, and human activities upstream which have affected the volumes in the canals.
Mr. Mwesige on water;…..
As a result, farmers who grow items that need constant water supply are suffering loses, according to James Mutase, who is growing beans and vegetables in the scheme. Mutasa speaking;….
Ms. Beatrice Biira, another farmer who is hiring each acre at 200,000 Shillings per season is worried that she may fail to recover over 700,000 Shillings that she invested in her maize garden. End.