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Tea Factories in Kyenjojo and Kanungu Districts

In addition to the Kabale and Kisoro tea factories that are already completed, UDC has partnered with the tea farmers in Kanungu district under Kayonza tea factory to install a third processing line with a capacity of 650 kg/hr. Fabrication and installation of equipment for the third line is ongoing and should be completes in Quarter 3 of FY 2018/19.  Similarly, a third processing line will be installed at Mabale tea factory in Kyenjojo.  The capacity of the line will be 650kg/hr.

 On a similar note, UDC is working with other government Ministries and Agencies, notably, the Ministry of Agriculture , Animal Fisheries and Fisheries: Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Operation Wealth Creation and District Local Governments to promote tea growing in Nebbi and Zombo for purposes of having an operational tea factory in the area.  As a result of these initiatives, tea growing is picking up with the area   planted with tea increasing from about 200 acres in July 2017 to about 700 acres as of today.  This is still short of the acreage required to sustain a 450 kg/hr capacity factory; and efforts will continue to be made to have the requisite acreage.  A first tea farmers’ Cooperative Society in the area (Zombo Tea Farmers’ Cooperative Society) has also been formed as a result of this initiative.

 

Above the Minister of State for Northern Uganda (Hon. Grace Kwiyucwiny), flanked by the Zombo District LC V Chairman-seated (Mr. John Orwiny) addressing trainee farmers during the opening session of the 2nd Capacity enhancement exercise held in  June 2018.

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