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Trade Minister provides list of certified energy drinks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde has provided a list of certified energy drinks and their contents to parliament. Energy drinks are soft drinks containing high percentage of sugar, caffeine, or another stimulant, typically consumed during or after sporting activity or …

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Government sued for banning sugarcane exportation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three concerned citizens have dragged government to the Constitutional Court challenging the directive banning the exportation of Sugarcane to the neighboring Kenya and Tanzania. They are: Francis Muganga, Ramadhan Kakaire and Kataba Ali. In June, the Minister of Trade and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde told …

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Trade Ministry needs UGX 5bn for Dubai Expo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde has said that the ministry requires 5 billion Shillings to participate in the six months world expo scheduled to take place in 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates-UAE. In her statement to parliament on Wednesday, …

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UNBS confiscates sachet liquor filling machines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Bureau of Standards yesterday closed 167 sachet-filling machines belonging to at least 37 alcohol-manufacturing companies. “As a measure to enforce the government ban on alcohol sold in sachets, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards has closed over 167 sachet-filling machines belonging to …

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Busoga farmers to export sugarcane to Kenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sugarcane farmers under Busoga Sugarcane Out Growers Association have entered a Memorandum of Understanding-MoU with the Busia based West Kenya Sugar Company limited–Olepito unit to buy their cane. Issa Budhugo, the chairperson of Busoga Sugarcane Out Growers Association and Timothy Mugote of M/s Okoth …

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Kampala to host global tea sector players

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge |  About 500 delegates and 30 exhibitors from 20 countries globally are expected to attend the 4th African Tea Convention and Exhibition starting from June 26 up to 28 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The global event for the tea industry organised by the East African …

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MPs demand enforcement of sachet waragi ban

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is massive production of sachet waragi ahead of the deadline stopping its production in the country, according to some legislators. The MPs claim that sachet waragi such as Royal gin, Empire gin, Afande gin, Gorilla gins are still in circulation. The legislators have asked …

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Trade Minister sets new deadline for sachet gin ban

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde has set May 31 as the new and final deadline for ending the commercial manufacture and consumption of sachet gin (waragi) in the country.    Kyambadde says all manufacturers and traders with existing stockpiles of sachets waragi must utilize this final amnesty …

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Uganda sends delegation to Tanzania over sugar import ban

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Trade, Industries and Cooperatives has sent a delegation to Tanzania for discussion on the latest sugar import ban. The delegation is led by State Minister for Cooperatives, Fredrick Ngobi Gume. Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde says that they have not got clear reasons …

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