By; Olivia Nabaggala
30th Jan 2020
Government has been advised to find lasting solutions to the impasse between Uganda and her neighboring countries like Kenya that has rejected her products over poor quality standards.
This has been revealed by Kibale County Member of Parliament Richard Oseku during the Pre-Budget dialogue on the FY 2020/2021 organized by the Participatory Ecological Land Use Management Association-PELUM organization.
Recently, Uganda’s products like Milk and Maize among others were rejected on the Kenyan market with claims of failing to meet the required quality standards.
Dr. Fred Muhumuza, a researcher at Makerere University says Ugandan farmers should focus on improving the quality of their outputs if they want to benefit from the neighboring Markets.
This comes after a day when President Museveni assured milk producers at Gatete Catholic Parish in Kisoro district that government plans to intensify the production of Casein from milk which Kenya based on to return 19 truckloads of Lato Milk worth over a billion Shillings citing quality concerns, Casein a protein component needed in products such as cheese and food additive in America and Europe.