Mukwano starts sh2b maize plant in Lango
Publish Date: Mar 16, 2010
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By Patrick Okino

THE Mukwano group of companies has unveiled a sh2b maize factory in Lira. “The factory will be operational next month and will require 100 tonnes every day,” Tony Ghadoka, the Mukwano Group executive director, said.

The development raises the hope of thousands of farmers in the Lango sub-region who have been facing challenges with the unstable maize prices.The plant will serve farmers in Lango and the neighbouring districts.

Ghadoka was speaking at a function where the firm’s 180 site coordinators received bicycles, last week. The site co-ordinators are involved in the mobilisation of sunflower and maize farmers.

The Mukwano Group has a part of its operations in sunflower oil extraction with an output of 24,500 tonnes per annum. Ghadoka said sh40b had also been set aside for the expansion of the sunflower oil refinery and soya bean factories in Lira. The new plant will make maize flour and animal feeds.

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