By Lydia Nsubuga
Drama ensued at the National Farmer Delegates Conference held at Colline Hotel Mukono when the Minister for Agriculture, Animal husbandry and Fisheries Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi and the the former board chairman for National Agricultural Advisory Services(NAADS) Dr.Mwalimu Musheshe engaged in a bitter row.
Trouble began when Dr, Musheshe in his introductory remark, blamed the minister for having framed former board members as being corrupt and non performing, leading to non extension of thier term of office.
Dr. Musheshe went ahead and accused Bucyanayandi for recommending his cousin brother Kamulegeya Kamayombo as the new Executive Director for NAADS and yet he was not eligible since he lacked the required academic qualification, adding that his board is on record for having fought corruption at the NAADS secretariat.
In his defense, Hon. Bucyanayandi said that the board’s term could not be extended because Dr.Musheshe and some others members were corrupt and not working harmoniously with his ministry executive, thus leading to the recruitment of new faces.
The term office of Dr.Musheshe’s board expired on May 29th 2012, pending scrutiny of its service to verify its eligibility for extension.