Kenya to triple sugar imports from Uganda

Kenya to triple sugar imports from Uganda
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda during a press address at State House Mombasa on March 27, 2019. PHOTO| PSCU

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday said as part of his talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya has agreed to increase sugar imports from Uganda from 36,000 tonnes to 90,000 tonnes per year.

President Museveni also disclosed that it has been agreed that Uganda resume exporting poultry to Kenya within a week.

“I am glad that our counterparts have agreed to let Uganda increase its sugar exports to Kenya from 36,000 metric tonnes to 90,000 metric tonnes annually. Also, it is important that Uganda will resume exporting poultry to Kenya within a week from now,” tweeted Museveni.

The Ugandan President added that in return, his government would immediately lift the ban on beef imports from Kenya.

“In return, Uganda will immediately lift the ban on beef imports from Kenya, since the mad cow disease that occasioned this ban is no more. There are more areas of trade cooperation that we should look at and I ask our technocrats to explore these opportunities,” he said.

According to Museveni, other sectors in Uganda that are set to benefit after his two-day State visit in Mombasa are  dairy producers and tile makers whom he said will have less paperwork to do in order to export to Kenya.

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