By Abdul Rahman Bangura-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- This year following the completion of the procurement processes between the two countries.
…It was disclosed by the Executive Director of the Dairy Development Authority (DDA), at the opening of the 16th African Dairy Conference in Kampala on Monday, September 11th, 2023.
Akankiza let out as part of the pact autographed with Algeria in March of 2013 they are presumed to export 1.4 billion liters for the first quota. He spoke out the exporters are Amos Diaries, Brookside Diaries, and Pearl Diaries. liters on one side, it is the government buying, and on this side, it is the private companies selling, there was a need7 to go the site the country’s procurement procedures, which all through our major suppliers have completed,”Akankiza clarified.
The growth will arrive as a solace to Uganda, which produces 4 billion liters of milk yearly but the sector insufficiencies of a reliable market both domestically and outside the country’s borders.
The 16th African Dairy Conference and Exhibition is suggested to showcase the possibilities for dairy investment in Africa. It also aims at to strategize on the promotion of domestic milk consumption.
Peter Ngaruiya, the Executive Director of the Eastern and Southern African Dairy Association (ESADA), said the protectionist tendencies of most of the governments in the region are a technical barrier to milk trade.
Frank Tumwebaze, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries said “H. E Kaguta Museveni has given us a target of producing 20 billion liters of milk…we can able to achieve this through climate smart agriculture.”
Khadija Nakakande, the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) spokesperson, exhorted Ugandans to adopt milk consumption as a way of supporting fellow Ugandans.
“The government has so far injected over 70 billion shillings in the dairy sector through milk coolers, to improve storage, crossbreed animals for improved production, tractors to farm animal feeds. She adds that they have also supported the establishment of five value additional factories and two more are on the way, and this will total them to seven,” she spoke out.
Uganda’s domestic milk consumption is placed at 64 liters per capita yearly about low described in relation to the UN-recommended 200 per capita.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent