Bageya turns to pigs

UGANDA - Former Busia resident district commissioner George Patrick Bageya has turned to rearing pigs on his 100-acre farm.
calendar icon 3 September 2007
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Bageya watches one of his pigs feeding at his farm at Naibiri

Bageya, who also is former Iganga district chairperson, said the pigs bought from Luuka county kept him busy after politics.

He has about 15 pigs, over 50 head of cattle as well as several acres of maize, cassava and oranges on the farm located at Naibiri, Nambaale sub-county in Iganga district.

“I would rather stay here looking after my pigs than stay in urban centres after the end of my political deployment. Other politicians in my category prefer staying in towns until they run out of cash,” he told The New Vision during a tour of his farm on Friday.

He boasted of having been a well-established entrepreneur before joining politics and had to continue after serving as a politician at several levels.

“I am not like certain politicians who take over districts and start amassing wealth overnight with little concern for the voters. Look at my posh house, it is 36-years-old and was never constructed using government money.”

Source: The New Vision
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