The Nyekorac Community Cooperative Farmers’ Limited in Ogur sub-county, Lira district is set to commission a 1 billion shillings milling machine that will benefit over 3,000 farmers.
The commissioning of the machine is scheduled to take place in September, but the exact date has not yet been announced.
The cooperative’s chairperson, Opio Denis, said that the machine will help farmers to add value to their crops, which will improve their incomes.
“We are taking value addition seriously because we want to make it easy for farmers to access agricultural inputs and take Lango sub-region to the next level,” Opio said.
He added that the cooperative has put in place good governance structures that meet the needs of farmers.
Denis has called on farmers across the Lango sub-region to take advantage of the new machine, which he said is free of defects and produces high-quality products.
Alip Patrick, a senior agricultural officer in Lira district, said that the commissioning of the machine is a positive development for the district.
“This will help farmers to improve their crop yields and incomes,” Alip said.
He added that the machine will also help to reduce post-harvest losses.
Lira district woman MP Agnes Linda Auma has also welcomed the commissioning of the machine.
“I urge farmers to take advantage of this opportunity to improve their livelihoods,” Auma said.
A member of the cooperative, Imat Akello, said that she is excited about the commissioning of the machine.
“We are ready for the commissioning and we believe that it will help us to improve our incomes,” Akello said.
The commissioning of the machine is a major milestone for the Nyekorac Community Cooperative Farmers’ Limited and it is expected to have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of farmers in the Lango sub-region.