By ABCafrica reporter
Finance minister Matia Kasaija has advised farmers in areas where refugees have settled, to take advantage of the situation by planting more food crops and earn higher income, because lack of capacity also means donors like Japan buy food rations somewhere else. The Minister said as much as Uganda would not wish for these refugees to be in this predicament, Ugandans should also consider the benefits of having them in the country.
The Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, Kazuaki Kameda said they are committed to avert the refugee situation by donating rice. Musa Ecweru, the junior minister for disaster preparedness and said, “We do not only look to only feed these refugees. We want to empower them economically; give them education where possible as well as health services. Instead of always receiving donations, we want them to cultivate and produce food.”