Close to 25,000 fruits farmers are expected to benefit as the government, through a private entrepreneur, moves closer to establish a juice factory in northern Uganda.
The Shs30b, which is a partnership between government and Delight Uganda, will need large scale supply of mangoes to create a sustainable manufacturing pattern reports www.monitor.co.ug
Dr Julian Adyeri Omalla, the Delight Uganda CEO, said whereas they had over the years mobilised farmers, especially in Nwoya District to grow mangoes and orchards, there is need for continuous production to ensure sustainability of the factory.
“We are happy that we have had partnerships that have helped to push us. But this project needs sustainable production. We shall need to do a lot of work with our farmers,” she said.
Government, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Delight Uganda in which it committed Shs16b to take care of the first phase of the factory expected to Shs30b.