Zambia agrees to buy Uganda’s milk

Minister of Agriculture Frank Tumwebaze (4th left) flags off the first consignment of 50 tonnes of powdered milk destined for Zambia in Mbarara on Saturday. PHOTO/FELIX AINEBYOONA

What you need to know:

  • Since 2019, Kenyan authorities have blocked Uganda’s milk and dairy products citing poor quality.

Dairy farmers countrywide have reason to smile after the government found an alternative market for their milk in Zambia.
Since December 27, 2019, Kenyan authorities have blocked Uganda’s milk and dairy products citing poor quality, claims Kampala refutes.
As a result, the Government of Uganda has been searching for an alternative market outside the East African Community. 

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