By Francis Lubega
24th May 2023
President Yoweri Museveni is set to hold talks with his counterpart of Kenya William Ruto, over the recently restricted importation of Uganda’s powdered milk into Kenya, after prices fell as low as Shs400 per liter.
The revelation was made by the State Minister for Industries, David Bahati while responding to a concern raised by Nyabushozi County Member of Parliament Wilson Kanjwengye who decried the falling prices of milk in Kiruhura district and other parts of the country, saying if the trend is not dealt with it’s likely to cripple livelihood of cattle farmers in Uganda.
In response, Minister Bahati said that they are aware of the situation of not only milk but also other products.
He adds that the President is aware about this situation, and is going to engage the President of Kenya, to see how they can resolve this matter.
In March this year, Kenya said its milk processors had been protected from competition after the neighboring East African nation ordered the indefinite suspension of milk powder imports.
Later, Uganda’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Community Affairs, Rebecca Kadaga said Kenya had suspended its ban on importation of the country’s milk products.