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Coke unveils more sugar-free soda

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Coca-Cola Beverage Africa has expanded its sugar-free drink in the Ugandan market as it seeks to tap into the increasing health-consciousness consumers. The company says it has unveiled Stoney Zero Sugar, Fanta Zero Sugar, Coca Cola Zero Sugar and Sprite Zero Sugar as well as …

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COMMENT: Behind new Sugar Act

Thank you parliament for ensuring that new law on sugar shifts from ‘bitter’ Sugar Bill to new ‘Sweat’ Sugar Act COMMENT | Michael Mugabira | The Parliament of Uganda delivered a land mark victory on Nov.21 by passing the Sugar Act to streamline the affairs of the sugar industry. The Sugar Bill …

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Parliament passes Shs12billion for Amuru sugar works compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Budget Committee of parliament has approved Shillings 12 billion for compensating of people affected by the development of Amuru Sugar works project. The Lands, Housing and Urban Development Ministry had requested for Shillings 19 billion to compensate the residents in the surveyed area. Gilbert …

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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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YEAR ENDER REVIEW: Bitter trend for sugar

YEAR IN REVIEW: May 2017 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The year 2017 has been bitter for sugar consumers in Uganda. In a trend set in December 2016 when it hit Shs5000, the price of sugar for home consumption continued to climb and his Shs7000 per kilogram – a new …

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Kyambadde meets sugar millers over high sugar prices

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Sugar millers under their umbrella association the Uganda Sugar Millers Association have denied allegations they are hoarding sugar so as to sell it at higher prices. Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde summoned the sugar millers to a meeting Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Ministry offices in …

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