Cabinet that sat on Monday July 12th 2021 approved 11 committee members to the Diary Development Authority (DDA), the Minister for ICT and National Guidance Chris Baryomunsi has said.
The appointed committee has been tasked with boosting mobilization for milk production and value addition.
The appointed members include Kangye Mugabire (represent the Uganda National Dairy Traders Association on the Board), Dr. Michael Kansiime (comes in as ex-officio representing the Dairy Development Authority), Rev. Sandra Mugenyi Mwebaze (Dairy Value Chain Development Animal Nutrition), Vivian Jane Tumwebaze (Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development), Dr. Juliet Sentumbwe (Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries) and Jane Francis Acholoi (Women’s Dairy Cooperatives Society).
Others include Immaculate Kibirango (who represents Dairy Farmers Cooperatives) Clare Pamela Atoo (Dairy Farmer’s Cooperatives Limited), Dr. Daniel Kasibule (Uganda Veterinary Association), Walimbwa Robert (Uganda National Processors Association) and David Bigira Rwaje (the Uganda Crane Creameries Cooperative Union Limited).
About diary sub-sector
Dairy exports in 2017 amounted to approximately 300 million litres, which is more than 10% of the total milk produced in Uganda; currently estimated at 2.5 billion litres per annum.
The dairy sector is currently growing at an average of 7% per annum, with some areas in South Western Uganda averaging at 10 – 15% per year. The growth in the sector can be attributed to favorable natural conditions as well as dairy development programmes instituted by government and development partners.