By Our Reporter
South Ankole Diocese has received Shs 259,321,840 from the government of Uganda through National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS) to procure a coffee huller to support them in their agriculture production and value addition agenda for their coffee project.
This is part of the social economic transformation project being implemented by Church of Uganda with support from NAADS to improve the well being of religious leaders, congregations and the Communities.
While receiving the dummy Cheque at the Diocesan Secretariat in Kyamate, Ntungamo District, the Diocesan Bishop, Rt Rev Nathan Ahimbisibwe reiterated his commitment to transform the Diocese through agriculture.
“The Diocese is growing seriously in agriculture production which is the backbone of our nation. We are heading for value addition and establishing a learning centre for many to benchmark, and we are working hard in chasing poverty on household and national levels,”Ahimbisibwe said.
The Bishop noted that the Diocese has in the recent past established several successful projects and commended the President of Uganda and his government for supporting their development agenda.
“We have the South Ankole Diocese Community Mission Health Centre III and Bishop Bamunoba Health Center in Kitunga Archdeaconry, a Diocesan SACCO, a Mothers’ Union Resource Centre, cows in the Diocesan farm and we are planning to establish a retreat and resource center with a beach and campsite at Lake Nyabihoko,”Bishop Ahimbisibwe said.
He added, “In the water dam dug by Ministry of Water and Environment for irrigation water at the Diocese to conserve water for irrigation, we have 4000 fish and 3000 catfish fingerings put in and not yet harvested. This will yield extra income to our Diocese.”
Ahimbisibwe further said that from their hatchery project, they have so far sold 10,000 chicks worth 50 million from April 2021 to October and are now planning for the next brooding season.