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Rwamirama Addresses Dairy Operators Woes

sickness http://cinemalogue.com/wp-admin/maint/repair.php sans-serif; color: #222222;”>Citing the 2007 where diary operators were adulterating milk, story Rwamirama said the government gave them time to improve the quality of their products which they have failed to do.


“We decided to regulate the sector to ensure that the consumers get healthy milk and ensuring that the sector serves external markets,” Rwamirama clarified.


He further revealed that because of the improved regulations that were set in 2007, the country has attracted investment in the sector and the processing capacity has moved from 200,000 litres per day to 1.2 million litres.


“It’s expected to rise to 1.6 million litters per day by June.”


According to the Minsiter, Uganda exports dairy products to different parts of the world receiving annual earnings totalling to $20m.


He, however, noted that after discovering the traders were carrying milk in unhygienic tanks and cans, and were also adding harmful preservatives like hydrogen peroxide to the milk, they decided to tax its transportation.


“So far, the country has 160 hygienic tanks.”


He denied allegations that the claim ministry had banned the sale of loose or unpacked milk saying, that the ministry is just trying to phase out the process gradually.


The ministry intends to create employment to meet vision 2040, protect the farmers from being cheated so that they can get the value of their milk and standardise the processors of the milk so that the public can consume 100% safe milk.

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