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Hon Musasizi Visits Kakira Sugar Works

Hon Musasizi Visits Kakira Sugar Works

Minister of State for General Duties Hon. Henry Musasizi was hosted by the Madhvani group at Kakira sugar factory in Jinja. The Madhvani Group is one of the top 3 tax payers in the country and produces about 50% of the sugar in Uganda.

The Group also employs about 16,000 Ugandans making it the biggest private sector employer in the country.

The Madhvani group power plant produces 40MW, 25 of which is supplied to the national grid and the 15 retained to  meet the Group's power needs.

Mayur Madhvani the group’s joint Managing Director thanked government for the support over the years and also shared the group’s challenges with the minister including  regulation of the sugar sector.The Sugar (Amendment) Bill, 2023 is currently before the parliament of Uganda.

The minister applauded the Madhvani group for contributing to the growth of Uganda's economy and also promised to work with the Group and other stakeholders in addressing some of the challenges facing the sugar industry, including an enabling legislation so that they can continue supporting the growth of Uganda's economy.