Cash crop officers get motorcycles



The National Agricultural Export Development Board together with the Project for Rural Income through Exports (PRICE) has provided cash crop officers and tea agronomists with forty two brand new motorcycles to help address transport challenges they have been facing to deliver effectively.  

Thirty cash crop officers are based in districts and 12 tea agronomists are from tea growing cooperatives. All of them are responsible for the development of agriculture exports: Said Urujeni Sandrine, the Deputy CEO at NAEB.

While addressing the beneficiaries, Kayisinga Jean Claude, the Permanent Secretary in MINAGRI appreciated the impact of cash crop officers in improving the production of agriculture for export but that with these new means, they should take their results to another level.

He noted that the motorcycles would improve the mobility of the officers: “We are aware of the need for transport, especially in rural areas. These motorcycles you are getting should be used in delivering services to farmers and in your personal affairs. There won’t be any more excuse whatsoever for not fully delivering on your tasks since what you were lacking was availed by the Government” Kayisinga noted.

Mukamana Mupenzi Marie Goreth, the cash crop officer in Muhanga, said that the provision of motorcycles was timely because the major problem that was always hindering their progress was transport.

I am confident that more would be done to achieve even better results in the district and we are really thankful to the government for facilitating us with easy means, Mukamana said.

These brand new Yamaha AG100 worth 109,200,000 Frw will be fully owned by the officers after four years, and before then, the government will be facilitating them with allowances to keep them safe.

Published on 6th April, 2017



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