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President Museveni Inspects Progress of Inspire Africa Coffee Factory Project

President Museveni Visiting Inspire Africa Coffee Park

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Tuesday inspected the progress of the Inspire Africa Coffee factory project in Rwashamaire Town Council, Ntungamo District.

Since 2023, the government has been investing in the coffee value chain through the Coffee Investment Consortium Uganda (CICU) to increase export revenue from coffee, create employment opportunities and increase the farm gate prices.

CICU is a consortium that unites coffee stakeholders in the country to add value to coffee and promote the export of value-added coffee from Uganda as a single source origin.

In the Financial Year 2023/2024, the government of Uganda allocated resources through the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Secretariat under the Office of the President towards the establishment of a modern Industrial coffee park in Rwashamaire Town Council, Ntungamo District.

The construction works which started in October 2023, are at 60 per cent and will be completed in December, 2024. Upon completion, the park will produce instant coffee, drip coffee, malt coffee,  coffee energy drink and coffee beauty cosmetics.

In the long term, the value chain will increase Uganda’s coffee revenue from the current USD1 billion to USD 4 billion.

Mr. Tugume Nelson, Director Inspire Africa Coffee Group, thanked the President for believing in him and other coffee farmers even when the dream to put up a Coffee Factory seemed impossible.

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