Uganda's Vice-President, Mr. John Babiiha, officially opened an ultra-modern milk processing plant in Kampala on?
Uganda's Vice-President, Mr. John Babiiha, officially opened an ultra-modern milk processing plant in Kampala on Friday (30 October). The factory, which can process 15,000 gallons (140,000 litres) daily, makes Uganda self-sufficient in milk for the first time.
In the past, Uganda has relied heavily on its neighbour, Kenya, for milk supplies. Now it should have a small surplus left for export.
The new plant, which has cost about GBP75,000, also has facilities for making butter, fresh cream, ice-cream and ghee.
Denmark has played a considerable part in the building of the factory, supplying the funds and technical assistance.
The Vice-President described the plant as the only one of its kind in Africa, with an unrivalled capability. He said that it was already achieving a production which "stranglers of the economy" had claimed would be impossible. It had also proved wrong all those who said that Uganda's scorching sun made the country unsuitable for dairy farming.
Technologists for the plant will be trained at the new Entebbe Dairy School, also a gift from the Royal Danish Government.