Uganda, Netherlands Push For Agro-Processing Loans For Farmers

visit this geneva; color: windowtext;”>He said if the two countries worked closely together to develop agro processing, it will spur infrastructure development.

”You have the technology and capital but in Africa we have markets, cheap labor and raw materials. Once we are linked together it will be fantastic,” he said.

The President was speaking in a meeting he held with the Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen at State House in Entebbe.

Minister Ploumen, who was accompanied by the Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda Alphons Hennekens is in Africa to look for opportunities to invest and cooperate in particularly in the areas of recycling bins and the health sector.

Before her Uganda visit, she had been to South Sudan, DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia.


Museveni said it is only in the Great Lakes Region that one can find bananas from which starch can be obtained for industrial use as well as banana juice for consumption.

Ms Ploumen further applauded Museveni for his good political will and assured the Ugandan Government of their support in the co-operative sector especially the provision of loans to farmers through their already signed agreement with the DFCU Bank Uganda.

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