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Uganda: Museveni Urges Millers to Grow Own Sugarcane

President Museveni has said sugarcane prices will continue going down because “there is nothing government can do” and advised millers to grow their own sugarcane. Mr Museveni was on Wednesday evening addressing journalists from Busoga Sub-region at Jinja State Lodge as part of his countrywide wealth creation tour. The President’s declaration follows a drop in sugarcane prices from Shs128,000 to Shs120,000 per tonne. Sugar prices have also fallen from Shs185,000 per 50 kilogramme bag of sugar in March 2018 to the current Shs131,000.