Friday, 22 June 2012
KARAMBI SUB-COUNTY IN "HARAMBE SPIRIT" AGAINST BANANA BACTERIA WILT
The Karambi sub-county NAADS coordinator Gregory Masereka has said that the successful fight against the banana bacteria wilt will depend on the effectiveness of the task forces set at village level.
Masereka said this during the closure of a one day training workshop for LC One chairpersons and other stakeholders on the control of the banana bacteria wilt held at the sub-county headquarters on Thursday.
He said that the BBW task forces at the village level in Karambi sub-county were effective in fighting the disease when it broke out there in 2007.
During the workshop, the participants agreed on a community action plan to control the BBW that will use what was termed as “HARAMBE SPIRIT”.
The Harambe Spirit will be a collective action against farmers who will not abide by the technical directives towards managing their plantations.
The area LC 3 Chairman Martin Balitebya Masereka said it is high time the by-laws are enforced on whoever sabotages the BBW control programs.
Balitebya added that BBW control demonstration seminars be conducted starting on the plantations of the participants.