Museveni Tours Inspire Africa Coffee Plant


President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has  visited the Inspire Africa Modern Coffee Park in Rwashamaire town, Ntungamo district.

The coffee hub,is part of a pilot project by Inspire Africa, is set to benefit from a proposed $10m (Shs37b) government grant.

The hub is designed to gather all graded coffee from farmers in the Ankole, Kigezi and Rwenzori (AKR) regions, process it into final products, and package it for local consumption and export. The coffee park will have three large factory houses for primary, secondary and tertiary production of coffee, enabling value addition through products like coffee wines, drinks, and lip balms.

President Museveni has also toured the site to appraise the progress of the project, which aims to transform the coffee industry in Uganda.

He promised to add more funds to the project so that more coffee farmers can be helped to add more value to the coffee.

Nelson Tugume,the chief executive officer of inspire Africa Coffee hailed president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for Championing the campaign of value addition.

The function was attended by Ministers Evelyn Anite,Dr Musenero,MPs, religious leaders, business men and coffee farmers from Kigezi,Rwenzori and greater Ankole.


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