Uganda: Govt Hands Over Shs47b Irrigation Scheme to Lira

Government has handed over a multi-billion irrigation scheme to farmers in Lira District.

The Shs47b Olweny Irrigation Scheme was on Tuesday handed over to more than 15,00 beneficiary farm families in the three sub-counties of Barr, Agali and Itek.

The project was initiated in the early 1940s but failed to take off due to inadequate funding from the government.

The scheme meant for rice growing covers about 600 hectares in the western part of the lower Olweny Swamp, bisected from east to west by…


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