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Ministry Commissions Model Farm for Production of Meat for Export

Ministry Commissions Model Farm For Production Of Meat For Export

The minister of Agriculture, Frank Tumwebaze has commissioned the Egypt-Uganda ultra-joint model farm. The farm has started producing meat that is set to be exported.

The model farm, also known as NEC Farm Katonga is located in Kasozi in Gomba district boasting 9 square miles of land. The National Enterprise Corporation developed it to promote the production of meat for export to Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

They are managing this under the Meat Export Support Service Project. It is jointly managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and land reclamation of the Arab Republic of Egypt and NEC, the commercial arm of the Defense Ministry.

The minister toured the farm, where reports show that bulls add 1.35kgs of weight every day. At the farm, the Egyptian deputy chief of mission, Mohanad Mozari along with other officials, received the minister.

The farm operates two farms under the meat export support service project at Kasozi in Gomba. The same is at the National Leadership Institute in Kyankwanzi.

Development at the two farms is taking place in order to create adequate meat export.

At the two farms, the army is breeding a mother heard managed under the free-range system and bull-fattening section under the ‘feed lot’.

The minister thanked the Egyptian government for valuing the partnership with Uganda. He said his ministry is part of the project and has a lot of obligations to ensure the project succeeds.

‘’We want to put money in Katonga Farm because we want to ensure that the surrounding communities use this as their anchor factor to enable them,’’ he explained.

Permanent Secretary, Major Gen. Kasura Kyomukama attended the function as well as NEC managing Director Maj Gen. James Mugira.

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