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Good News For Maize Farmers

by Wangah Wanyama
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Minister of State for Finance and Investment, Evelyn Anite, commended Picfare Industries for their latest endeavour, Drury Agro-processing, which is located in Namanve Industrial Park.

“This investment brings much-needed optimism, particularly in light of recent setbacks in maize exports to Kenya and South Sudan. Moreover, the demand from the factory surpasses what our farmers can currently supply from their subsistence farms. With the establishment of purchasing centres across the country, post-harvest handling will soon cease to be a challenge,” remarked Anite during her on-site visit on March 12, 2024.

The state-of-the-art facility boasts silos with a capacity of 20,000 metric tons and utilizes packaging machines designed to minimize carbon emissions, aligning with the imperative of combating climate change.

Luke Bronkhorst, the General Manager, expressed confidence that consumers would find themselves reaching for more porridge or bread at meal times.

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“The culinary experience is heightened when prepared in the traditional Central Buganda style, infused with the aroma of banana leaves—a sensation that defies description in the English language. The quality of our packaging stands as a testament to the $10 million investment. Our products have already made their way onto supermarket shelves, garnering enthusiastic feedback,” Bronkhorst added.

Employing 200 individuals from Picfare’s extensive workforce of 4000, Drury Agro-processing enriches consumer choices alongside established brands such as Maganjo Grain Millers, Mandela, and Pela Commodities Limited in Soroti.

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