Teso fruit farmers frustrated as factory fails to meet expectations

Workers offload and sort fruits at Soroti Fruit Factory at the weekend. PHOTOS/SIMON PETER EMWAMU

What you need to know:

  • Mr Douglas Kakyukyu Ndawula, the chief executive officer of Soroti Fruits Factory, says since the plant started commercial production on October 15, 2019, a total of 109 farmer groups and cooperatives have benefited from supplying their products to the factory.

  The fruit processing plant, a government investment promotion initiative, whose main objective is to support value addition to local oranges and mangoes, with a view of improving household incomes in the country, currently produces fruit concentrates and ready to drink juice dubbed Teju Juice.

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