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Prisons to Inject UGX 9 billion in Cotton Growing

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Uganda Prison Services is to inject 9.38 Billion Shillings into cotton growing in 21 prison farms across the country in the new financial year.
The move is in line with a directive from President Yoweri Museveni last year to Uganda Prison Services to embark on large scale cotton growing to support local industries.
Now, Frank Baine, the Uganda Prisons Services Spokesperson, says they intend to use 9 billion Shillings for the cotton infrastructural development such as stores, buying machinery, seeds and wards for the inmates who will be involved in cotton growing.
Baine says Uganda Prison Services has adequate capacity to manage cotton growing.
According to Baine, they are currently planting cotton in about 7 prisons, adding that each facility has between 50 and 150 acres of cotton.

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