Defence Minister visits NEC Farm-Katonga.
On 15th September,2021, Hon Bamulangaki Ssempijja; the Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs accompanied by Hon Huda Abason Oleru-State Minister for Defence and Veteran Affairs (Veterans)visited NEC Farm-Katonga in Gomba District. NEC Farm-Katonga is one of the subsidiaries of National Enterprise Corporation. He was received by the General Manager; Col Wycliffe Keita.
The core of activities of NEC Farm-Katonga are production of high quality beef cattle for breeding for the local farmers as well as for beef export in order to enhance the company profitability.
Hon Bamulangaki Ssempijja and his delegation were taken on a guided tour by the General Manager through the farm and Egypt Uganda Joint Model Farm Poject.
The Joint Model Farm Project is used among other things for the production of commercial agricultural crops, animal production, research activities and training of farmers and specialists on best agricultural practices.
Hon Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja was impressed by the progress of the Project and thanked NEC Farm-Katonga leadership for their selfless efforts in implementing the Project.
On his part, Col Wycliffe Keita, thanked the Honourable Minister and his delegation for finding time to come and visit the Farm.
He thanked the Egyptian Government for their historical cooperation with the Government of Uganda in security and economic development.
He informed the Minister that NEC Farm-Katonga’s Vision is to become a centre for breeding and production of High quality beef cattle in Uganda and the region.
Present at function were: Maj Gen Sam Kiwanuka, Dr. Ibrahim Mashaly-General Manager-Egypt-Uganda Joint Model Farm Poject, Col Rtd John Kagwisa among others.
Col Keita was happy to inform the Minister that NEC Farm-Katonga is implementing the MoU that was signed between Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries and National Enterprise Corporation to produce high grade beef for export under a project codenamed Meat Export Support Services Project ( MESSP) in both Kisozi-Katonga and Kyankwanzi.