President Museveni yesterday revealed that his government has reached a breakthrough with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta, who has accepted to import surplus sugar from Uganda.
The National Resistance Movement (NRM) presidential candidate said Uganda has been having an annual surplus sugar of 220,000 tonnes.
The meeting in Mubende was attended by leaders and flag bearers from Mubende, Kassanda, Kiboga, Kyankwanzi and Mityana districts.
“I want to thank His Excellency Kenyatta. I sent him my people recently asking him to buy our surplus sugar. He has accepted to buy sugar which is in plenty here. Uganda is the only county in East Africa that has surplus sugar. We produce 600,000 tonnes and we only consume 380,000 tonnes leaving a surplus of 220,000 tonnes,” Mr Museveni said.