By Peter Masereka,
Rock Primary school in Kasese Municipality has merged the national winners of school Agro ecology poem writing competition with a call on local community to empower the young people with Agronomic skills based on organic farming.
Victor Mumwezuki and Morgan Agaba from Rock primary school came as first and second respectively among hundreds of learners from over ten schools that participated in this competition that required participants to write from their respective schools before submitting to Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale farmers’ Forum, ESAFF, head offices in Kampala.
Speaking to our reporter shortly after awarding certificates and gifts to the winners, the Forum head of school poem writing competition, Mr. David Oming said the purpose for the competition was to empower children with knowledge and skills about organic farming and her benefits, thus, calling on parents, guardian and teachers to make farming loveable and practical among young people if it was to be beneficial to them. Mr. Oming speaking …..
Mr. Milton Kahangwa who commended ESAFF Uganda and the school Agro-ecology clubs for remapping his school with more success stories, called for more support especially the garden tools that will enable the member of the club meet their goals. Mr. Kahagwa speaking …..
Mr. Benson Bwambale, a student of Kilembe Secondary school that took part in the competition described agriculture as the backbone of every household and joining such groups enriches active brains for impoved living conditions. Mr. Benson speaking …..
Ms. Beatrice Pangani, the ESAFF-Uganda district chairperson asked students to practically utilize the skills acquired for their future benefit. END