Kampala: The negotiations have helped Uganda sugar to make inroads in Kenyan markets after getting an entry in the Tanzanian market. Kenya had earlier banned sugar import from Uganda.
Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda has contacted his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta this month and discussed the ban on the sugar from Uganda to Kenya. Both leaders discussed the difficulties and found a way out to address the issue. Kenya agreed to allow entry of 90,000 metric tonnes of sugar from Uganda which will be duty-free.
According to the media report, Museveni thanked Kenya, noting that the understanding would cement the spirit of East African integration. A similar understanding was also reached with Tanzania in April this year with Tanzania agreeing to import 20,000 metric tons of Ugandan sugar in the initial phase.