Moses Businge, the Vice Chairman of Buliisa district is in trouble for supplying immature chicks under the National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADS project. Officials from State House have quizzed Businge over the matter.
Uganda Radio Network has learnt that instead of supplying 16-weeks-old chicks, Businge supplied 4-weeks-old chicks. Most of the chicks are said to have died while farmers rejected the rest. Instead of 1,000 chicks he allegedly supplied only 300. He is also being investigated for using his official car and driver to supply the chicks, yet was conducting a personal business.
As a district councilor, Businge is bared by the law from transacting business with government. A group of farmers are dissatisfied with the chicks supplied by Businge and are, are proposing to return them to the district. The farmers claim that the chicks are taking longer to mature and lay eggs.
The statehouse officials, who are due to return to Buliisa this evening also asked the Chief Administrative Officer Esau Echakalan, to, write a report about the progress of NAADs in the district. Businge could not answer our calls, despite repetitive attempts to get his side of the story.
Florence Beyunga, the Buliisa Resident District Commissioner confirms the investigations. She however refuses to divulge details saying the matter is still under investigations. President Yoweri Musveni has repeatedly warned to deal with those messing up the NAADs program.