The speaker of Parliament Hon Rebecce Alitwala Kadaga has promised the people of Busoga Sub region that she will organise workshops for Sugarcane farmers on how to add value instead of the letting the cane go to waste or selling it a give away price.
Speaking over the weekend in Luuka District at a function organised by the area MP and minister for presidency Esther Mbayo she said many bye products can be made out of the cane like juice, syrups, paper, charcoal and sanitary pads among others.
“Soon after Independence Day celebrations, I will organise workshops in Busoga sub region and teach distraught sugarcane farmers how to make by-products and enhance their income(s).
These will include juice, syrups, paper, charcoal and sanitary pads” she said.
Sugarcane farmers are grappling with their cane which the existing factories are offering low prices for their crop.
She hailed her for excellent performance as an MP and for fulfilling pledges to her constituents.
She also used the occasion to warn adolescents not to fall prey to sexual networks especially of teachers and boda boda riders who have made it a habit to feast on these vurnerable part of society and are responsible for early pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and girl-child school drop outs.
warned adolescents about sexual networks of teachers, boda boda riders and all sorts of adults.
“The duo and other adults are generally responsible for early pregnancies, STDs and the girl-child’s dropping out of school and should be avoided for the betterment of your future,” she said
She thanked Hon. Stephen Kisa for donating a maternity centre, ambulance, wheel chairs, bicycles and motorbikes for the community.