China Guangdong fishmaw processing Association Donates to COVID-19,MAAIF

ABOVE Minister is joined by members to display the two cheques

China Guangdong fishmaw processing Association Donates to COVID-19,MAAIF

By Kitts D.Mabonga

KAMPALA/ENTEBBE

The national response fund to Copvid-19 and the ministry of agriculture, animal industry and fisheries [MAAIF] have both separately applauded the leadership of the China Guangdong Fishmaw processing Association [CGFPA] for coming out and donating a lot of money towards these two identities in boosting their activities.

This came to light recently when the Association members presented their two separate donations of 102m/= to the Covid-19 fund and 12m/= to the ministry of agriculture animal industry and fisheries [MAAIF] respectively in Kampala as their humble contribution to the government of Uganda.

The state minister for fisheries Hon Hellen Adoa on behalf of MAAIF thanked the Association delegation for the timely donation to her ministry specifically towards boosting the fisheries sub sector under which they fall as a body.

MINISTERIAL POSITION ON LAKE KYOGA REOPENING; Minister Hellen Adoa speaks to the media shortyly after receiving the dummy cheque from the Association members recently in Kampala.

Hon Adoa who is also the women MP for Serere district in Eastern Uganda said the fisheries industry had been hit hard by the recent heavy rains that pounded the country resulting into the surging of the lake water bodies thus making it difficult for the sector players to continue with their businesses.

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The minister later in a separate interview yesterday told this website that government had finalized scheduled plans of reopening of Lake Kyoga for business on 1st July 2020 but had decided to postpone due to  some technical challenges that needs sorting out.

She identified some of the immediate challenges as the standoff between the reported  UPDF’s   excesses   in handling the issues with the communities in relation to the fishing gear  and the amount of money required from each fisher to secure same size boats allowed into the lake before the reopening of the lake.

BOOST TO FISHERIES SECTOR; The minister joins the Association members in display of 12m/= boost to her ministry in a memorable picture moment  in Kampala recently.

She pointed out that the high levels of water on this lake are also a problem which might lead to some consequences that may not be good especially to the fishing communities around the lake body.

She revealed that next week they would be heading back to this water  body  areas to ensure that the Covid-19 guidelines set up by government are enforced so that official reopening may happen sooner before mid of July.

 

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