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NTH CEO Paul Omara tips Leaders on Transmogrifying Youth into production.

The chief Executive officer of Ngetta Tropical Holdings Paul Omara has strongly exhorted leaders at various levels to be at the epicentre of transforming youth into meaningful production especially in agricultural sector in order to scale down the rampant unemployment amongst the young people.

Addressing leaders of farmers’ cooperative societies at a meeting held at Ngetta Tropical Holdings head offices Monday,Paul Omara says the most critical aspect that should be dealt with to make the youth more productive is to change their mind set and attitude towards hard work to earn better livelihood.

He says the leaders and other stakeholders should not get tired in guiding and supporting the young people to engage in agricultural production (sunflower) as there would be guaranteed and stable market for their produce hence increasing their incomes.2.jpg

 

NTH CEO Paul Omara stressing a point at a recent function.(Photo by NTH)

For the educated class Omara emphasized that the society now need graduates with dirty hands who can practically get involved in doing stuff.

AGRICULTURAL SOFT LOANS.

He asked the Micro finance support center limited  to lend cooperative societies agricultural loans with low interest rates to enhance their production and productivity.

The Lira zonal manager micro finance support center limited Martin Katalemwa says they are willing and readily available to support the cooperatives with soft agricultural loans.1.jpg

Paul Omara addressing the leaders of the farmers cooperative society. Photo by NTH.

Speaking at the same meeting the General Manager of  Ngetta Tropical Holdings Tony Ayeny Otim said the company is committed to propelling progressive changes and increasing farmer’s household incomes in Lango and Acholi sub regions.

4.jpgGeneral Manager Ngetta Tropical Holdings Tony Ayeny Otim addressing the leaders.

The cooperative chairpersons who attended the meeting including Okwir Patrick of Dokolo west, Obua Joel of Okwang, Tino Anna of Oyam Agro applauded Ngetta Tropical Holdings for the different initiatives and interventions which has revitalized the development of cooperatives and their members.

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TECHNOLOGY TO AID NTH’S VISION OF TRANSFORMING RURAL AGRICULTURE SAYS NTH CEO PAUL OMARA

The Chief Executive officer of Ngetta Tropical Holdings Paul Omara has said the introduction of data management and electronic payment systems to the farmers’ cooperatives will enhance the company’s vision of transforming the rural agriculture in northern Uganda for a better livelihood and economic empowerment of the farmers.

Speaking during a training workshop organised by Ngetta Tropical Holdings in collaboration with MobiPay AgroSys Ltd for over 80 mobilizers and chair persons of 33 oil seed producing cooperatives at Grand Pacific Hotel Lira on Monday, Paul Omara says the digital application “Ngetta-MobiPay Agrobase platform” will amongst others help in paying directly farmers who supply grains to NTH on their individual accounts by means of mobile money.

NTH CEO Paul Omara making a point at the training.

The system which also stores all data including production and transactional records will also help farmer’s access finances to increase production and propel their growth and economic development.

Cooperative leaders at the training.

Omara says Ngetta Tropical Holdings now sits on a pinnacle to transform farmer’s livelihood in Northern Uganda thanks to the organizational capacity of cooperatives. The partnership between MobiPay and Ngetta Tropical is expected to cover over 24,000 farmers in both Lango and Acholi sub regions.

Speaking at the same training the chairperson board of MobiPay, Rev Fr. Dr Robert Omara asked the cooperative leaders to use the technology to aid their development. Fr Dr Omara also underscored the need for working with organized groups.

Fr Dr Omara encouraging cooperative to embrace digital solutions

Ngetta MobiPay platform is an agribusiness system providing digital financial inclusion services to the day to day activities in the agriculture sector.

The sysyem is a web based application meaning it can be accessed using a web browser such as Google chrome,Mozila firefox,Opera,Safari,Internet Exploer etc. It will help in registering farmers,carry out purchase of sunflower,carry out payment,initiate a payment schedule,create user and user group.