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Sugarcane growers facing financial ruin due to buyer delays

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Out grower sugarcane farmers in Mpatta sub county of Mukono district are facing financial ruin due to delayed buying of sugarcane by Sugar Cooperation of Uganda Limited-SCOUL. About 100 out growers who received financial support from SCOUL to start growing sugarcane in 2016 have since …

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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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Fight over sugarcane business

President Museveni supports exports to Kenya  Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | On June 11, President Yoweri Museveni held a closed door meeting with the sugarcane farmers in Busoga sub-region at the Jinja state lodge a head of his planned Operation Wealth Creation campaign. Among those who attended the meeting …

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Sugar manufacturers downplay outcry on low production

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sugar factories in Busoga region are expected to resume production in two weeks’ time, according to Jim Kabeho, the chairman of the Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association. Up to six sugar factories in the region had halted production for more than two months to undertake routine …

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Sugar price to drop further

Manufacturers cite increased imports and declining demand from foreign markets Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | There is good news for Uganda’s sugar consumers in the coming months owed to the projected sugar in production volumes amidst increase in imports. Statistics from the Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association (USMA), which consist …

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