The sugar industry and farmers in Uganda are worried over low sugar prices and surplus sugar. Taking note of this, President Yoweri Museveni appealed farmers not to get panic and government will address the issue.
Speaking to the sugarcane growers in Eastern Uganda’s Busoga Sub-Region, he said that the government is committed to addressing the issue and is exploring the alternative uses of sugarcane.
The markets are flooded with a specific type of sugar used to sweeten tea.
He encouraged the industry to upgrade its processing facilities to also supply to the foods, beverage and pharmaceutical industries for the production of syrups, soft drinks, among other products.
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