HHS Report: Spray person successes can yield good seeds (in Lusoga called ‘Mpanbo’) for sustaining SOS programme
At noon on the dot, we arrived in Namutumba to meet Dr. Sam
Kibwiika, a volunteer veterinarian with the 3V network for the past
2 years. In 2010 he set up a veterinary drug shop located on the
Iganga-Mbale Highway using money saved from his wages as a
Veterinary Officer in Namutumba.
When the High Heights (HHS) team arrived they were greeted by a
female shop assistant who told them that Sam could be found
attending to traders in a livestock market about 400m away.
The HHS team was accompanied by a young man, Isabirye, who
was interested in signing up as a spray person having received
training from HHS.
Isabirye was introduced to Sam to help market the 3V products in
his area. As Isabirye also holds a Training Certificate in
Agriculture, HHS empowered him with an old motorcycle to help him
travel the area when undertaking his spraying activities. In fact,
with dedicated spraying people, such as Isabirye, Sam is assured by
HHS that there will be regular demand for Vectocid and now stocks
the product by the litre in his shop. As a self-employed
spray person, Isabirye will benefit from being able to provide the
service commercially and will continuously need to come back to Sam
for additional supplies.
HHS team arrives and waits for Dr. Sam
Director HHS tracks Dr. Sam down at the livestock market
HHS logistics officer delivering 3V products to Sam
Dr. Sam pays cash for items delivered