Japanese Investors Set to Build Towels Factory in Gulu

Museveni displays an artistic work he received from a delegation from Izumisano City in Japan . Looking on is Minister Kamuntu and Gulu Municipality Mayor George Labeja

President Museveni has encouraged farmers to produce cotton on medium and large-scale basis saying that the economics of producing it on a small-scale, drugs is not a good idea.

He observed that other commodities such coffee and fruits, medicine among others, story can be produced by small-scale farmers.

“I want cotton to be produced by medium and large scale famers while small famers should concentrate on coffee and fruits, among others, because when you have less than two acres, the economics will not be good for cotton,” he said.

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The President made the remarks during a meeting with Japanese cotton investors who paid a courtesy call on him on Monday at State House, Entebbe.

The visiting cotton entrepreneurs, whose main branch is in the Japanese City of Izumisano, manufacture towels as their main product and are proposing to build the same industry in Gulu district in Northern Uganda.

Museveni advised the Japanese investors to study the economics of growing, harvesting and increasing cotton yields per acre.

Yasuhiro Chiyomtsu, the Mayor of Izumisano City said that they will not only aim at investment but also at developing Gulu Municipality.

The delegation included Hideo Mukae, Shinsuke Kayabu, Yoshihiro Kawamura, Tatsumasa Oku, Yoshihumi Oku, Yutaka Nakamura and Tadakazu Kanno who is the Secondary Secretary in the Japanese Embassy in Uganda.


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