Low budgetary allocation to agriculture scaring away investors – KACITA

The low budgetary allocation to the agricultural sector is scaring away potential investors.

In the 2015/16 budget government is proposing a Sh19 billion cut from 473 billion in 2014/ 2015 to 454 billion.

The chairperson of the Kampala Traders Association Everest Kayondo says they have often been advised to diversify their businesses but they cannot invest in a sector that is neglected and non-profitable.

However the permanent secretary ministry of Finance Keith Muhakanizi says agriculture is indirectly benefiting from allocations in other sectors especially infrastructure and energy.