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“Government Lifts Ban on Sugarcane Export to Kenya” – President Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has said that the Government of Uganda has lifted the ban on the export of raw sugarcane to Kenya for a period of only three months effective next week. The move, he said, aims at allowing Ugandan farmers sell the surplus sugarcane that is not consumed locally.

“Mature sugarcane that doesn’t have ready buyers from local millers, should be exported,” he said.

“Business Success is Critical in causing Sustainable Peace” – says Museveni

By PPU Reporter

CAPE TOWN. The success of businesses in Africa is important because it has a direct role in ending polarisation and causing sustainable peace, President Museveni has said.

The President, who is accompanied by First Lady Janet, made the remarks today (Wednesday) at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, where he was part of a panel discussion on the theme "Towards Peace".

Presidents Museveni, Salva Kiir hold Bilateral meeting in Entebbe

President Yoweri Museveni and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir have held bilateral discussions at State House, Entebbe on matters pertaining to the 2 sister countries. President Kiir arrived in Uganda today on a 2-day working visit at the invitation of his host. 

The two leaders’ bilateral discussions also included matters relating to the extension of the road and electricity to South Sudan’s Capital, Juba.

“SACCOs’ role is to improve pillars of Prosperity for All programme” – President Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has said that the role of Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies is to improve the pillars of the Government’s Prosperity for All Programme. 

“I pronounced Bonna Bagaggawale/Prosperity for All in 1995. It is based on 4 pillars namely, production, value addition, information and financial services. SACCOs fall under financial services and their roles are to improve the 4 pillars. It is your hard work and commitment towards nation building that will ensure the success of your SACCO,” he said.

President Museveni meets with Special Envoy for Burundi

President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Burundi, Mr. Michael Kafando and his delegation with whom the President discussed issues pertaining to the mediation peace process and security of Burundi.

 

The United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ms. Rosa Malango, also attended the meeting that took place yesterday at State House, Entebbe.

ENDS

 

Presidents Message to all Ugandans, Especially the Buzzukulu

Greetings. I have concluded my countrywide tour of the 20 zones. My idea of using these 20 zones for sensitization comes from the 19 Independence Districts, which themselves had grown out of the 15 colonial districts. The colonial districts were: West Nile; Acholi; Lango; Karamoja; Teso; Bugisu; Bukedi; Busoga; Mengo; Mubende; Masaka; Ankole; Kigyezi; Tooro; and Bunyoro. 

This is according to a clockwise movement from West Nile.

 

“Government to set up mini regional Industrial Parks” – President to Rwenzori area Leaders

President Yoweri Museveni, who is currently in Western Uganda, has said government is planning to set up mini regional industrial parks for processing both agro and non-agro products such as coffee, cocoa and tanneries in order to promote value addition to home made products in various parts of the country.

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