Limited exports cause sugar surplus in Uganda

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According to the reports, Uganda is saddled with the surplus sugar as its export to neighbouring countries Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan harmed. A dip in sugar export has impacted the sugar prices in the country.

Currently, the country is facing challenges to export sugar to the neighbouring countries due to the continued closure of the Ugandan-Rwanda border. The border has remained closed since February 2019.

Jim Kabeho, chairman of the Kampala-based Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association talkig to one of Bloomberg.com said, “Sugar mills in the country are holding too much stock because of limited exports.”

Shipments to Tanzania impatced due to tariffs, whereas exports to South Sudan have been cut by conflict.

Uganda sugar industry may face a tough challenge ahead if the markets are not opened and accessed as the sugar surplus will be piled.

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