As there is silence of the gun in Northern Uganda and resettlement taking place, some of the farmers in Lamwo district are very happy with the situation that has encouraged them to participate in farming.
“As a result of peace I learnt to fend for myself in getting involved in income generation such as fish farming while others do other farming” he said.
He said that he can now see the results that will include selling some of the fish to get money for his family and children’s school fees and other needs in the home.
Adding that so far he has two fish ponds, last year he started with one and managed to get the second after selling fish from the initial one.
Mr Kinyera revealed that they relied a lot on aid for many years when they where still living in the Internally Displaced Peoples’ camps and most of the people were very poor but as of now, people are able to afford most of their necessities.
Meanwhile Ms Sarah Lamunu, leader of a Goat rearing Association in Lokung sub county said that 100 women in the groups are now benefiting from the money got from rearing the goats while they are re-stoking other goats for the selling.
She added that they had been trained by some of the NGO after resettlement at home on how to use the available goats they are rearing and how the money will benefit the groups.
“Our return home has helped us alot because we were badly off when we were in camp and we could not do anything apart from selling vegetable; at least now we are getting something from our group and the farming we are doing at home” She said.
However the Chairman LC3 for Agoro Sub county Mr Ben Owali said that for a long time many people in his sub county were living in camps, depending on external support from both government and humanitarian agencies.
Adding that the people of Agoro with little peace they have the opportunity to reclaim their self reliance because of various farming activities they are doing.
It is estimated that over 100 farmers in Lamwo have ventured into farming activities with the support of NGO and the government under Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) and NAADS Programs.
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