By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Thrilled by the swift growth of Uganda Airlines, the British Prime Minister’s Trade envoy to Uganda, Lord Dolar Popat has requested Uganda to send them various products, including coffee, maize, sugar, wheat, and barley. He revealed that his team would connect Ugandans to the buyers in the United Kingdom.
“We want Uganda Airlines to ferry at least 10 tons of goods on every trip it makes to London. We want to use U.K. finances to build silos for the agro-Products. We have financed the Industrial Park in Namanve and we are interested in financing Kiira Motors in its vehicle project,” he said.
He assured the President that his government was keen on supporting Uganda in the industrialization process.
These were noted during President Museveni’s meeting with the visiting British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo, Lord Dolar Popat at State House, Entebbe yesterday.
Museveni said that Uganda can produce anything as long as the people are well organized and guided.
Hosted the UK Trade Envoy Lord Dolar Popat and British High Commissioner to Uganda H.E. Kate Airey, at State House Entebbe this afternoon. We talked about investment in agriculture, health, and energy. pic.twitter.com/ScaG1bOZjk
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) November 18, 2021
“We can produce any agro-product as long as the people are mobilized. Our people can produce a lot of coffee and fruits on small pieces of land. We have sensitized them in the production of various high-value products on small acreages. A small-scale farmer can generate up to Ush 18 million (the US $ 5,000) per acre of coffee per year,” he said.
He assured them that his Government was fully committed to ensuring high-quality agro-products for export.
He was pleased to learn that one of the investors was interested in establishing a modern hospital in Hoima District in western Uganda. He noted that such a facility would save Ugandans from the burden of travelling abroad for medical tourism. He said that the medical facility would attract many people from Uganda, the region, and Africa at large since the service was essential.
One of the investors, Lord Benjamin Mancroft briefed President Museveni on the 300 beds hospital that he plans to build in Hoima. He said that the project would cost US $ 150 million and that the construction would commence in January 2022.