M7 advises people of Teso to grow fruits to get rid of poverty

By Ben Jumbe.

President Yoweri Museveni has advised people of Teso Sub-Region to continue growing fruits to get rid of household poverty

The President was  speaking at the launch of the commercial operations for Soroti Fruit Factory in Arapai Sub-County, in Soroti District.

He encouraged people with small land to stop growing cotton and go for fruits, dairy farming and fish farming because they are the products that can give money on a small scale piece of land.

The factory employs about 150 people directly in the plant and about 1,000 farmers in the region.

Meanwhile Trade, Indutry and Cooperatives Minister, Amelia Kyambadde, said that the launching of the fruit factory was a milestone in the revival of the economy.