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Agriculture receives boost as UK govt commits partnership

UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda Lord Dolar Popat. shares some remarks at the inauguration of the Agri-Connect initiative Tuesday, June 18 in Kampala. (PHOTO/Abraham)

KAMPALA – The UK business envoy is to partner with Ugandan firms and Individuals to improve on the agricultural sector in the country.

This was revealed on Tuesday, June 18 during the Agri-connect meeting and reception that was led by UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda Lord Dolar Popat.

The partnership will focus on increasing exports, storage, quality and standards for the production and boosting trade relations.

The networking event was hosted by the British High Commissioner’s residence in Nakasero, Kampala.

“Uganda is now and the future and because I believe in the interest to rock British market with high-quality standards and integrity on how to build a better future.”

“Last year I was here, I brought a delegation in energy and now its agriculture which is a culture here. We buy products at a tune of 18 Billion pounds and yet Uganda takes only 1.6 Million pounds that means there is something wrong somewhere,” he noted.

British High Commissioner to Uganda, H.E Peter West indulges UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda Lord Dolar Popat in an insightful discussion. (PHOTO/Abraham Mutalyebwa)

He pledged support to Uganda and lauded the revival of the national carrier which he was positive would boost exports.

“We want to support Uganda and its industry but of course there are many challenges like storage, cooling facilities, cargo and with the operation of the Uganda Airline, it will make export easier.”

His Excellency Peter West, the British High Commissioner to Uganda appreciated the delegates and the business community for sparing their time to come and share contacts and ideas about the sector.

The reception was attended by various stakeholders ranging from manufacturers of agro-machinery, processors, farmers, policymakers, logistics, aviation, and marketing among others.

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