President Museveni who on Tuesday kick-started his tour of West Nile sub-region, has praised Mr. Aliamoi Swaib and his family for religiously following his advice of adopting modern commercial and calculated farming that has propelled him into the money economy.
The President described the progressive farmer as his co-teacher who listens and does what he is taught.
Mr. Aliamoi Swaib is one of the model farmers who has invested in growing cassava, oranges and rearing of goats on a 53-acre piece of land in Abario Cell – Rhino Camp Town Council.
The farmer, having followed President Museveni’s advice of growing citrus fruits ventured into orange farming and he has planted over 400 trees that earn him over Uganda Shillings 20 million per acre.
Mzee Swaib has additionally planted mango trees and anticipates earning over Shillings 40 million.
Mr. Swaib is educating his children from the proceeds of the farm.
He has also constructed a permanent house, acquired a solar system for lighting and is the only family in the area that has connected piped water to his house.
The couple disclosed that they started their farm in 2011 while still at the University using savings from their allowances of 600,000/=.