A team of Kenyan officials is on a visit to Uganda to verify the quality of the sugar produced in the country. The step has been taken to ensure that Uganda exports quality sugar produced in the country and not imported from other countries. Kenya plans to import 90,000 metric tonnes of sugar from Uganda.
“The aim will help in promoting trade between Kenya and Uganda,” said acting Permanent Secretary Ministry of Trade Industries and Cooperatives Grace Adong Choda.
The visit of Kenyan delegation will ease the strain and help in developing good relations.
John Weru, the Principal Secretary in the Kenyans Ministry of Industrialization said, “Kenya is committed to improve trade relations with Uganda but some issues related to border trade need to be resolved.”
The annual sugar production of Uganda is around 550,000 metric tonne and the domestic consumption of the country is 360,000 metric tonnes. The country has a surplus of 190,000 metric tonnes and is exploring to export the sugar glut.