Kenya to lift ban on Ugandan chicken
Uganda's poultry products will be exported to Kenya
soon. This will end a two-year ban by the Kenya authorities.
According to reports, the decision came after talks between Ugandan poultry
producers and Kenyan authorities recently.
Kenyan authorities placed a ban on
poultry imports because they feared Ugandan farmers compromised quality.
"They thought we did not have veterinary officers at the grassroots
level. However, after investigations, they found that we had a well-rolled out
veterinary outreach programme," said Gagawala Wambuzi, the trade minister.
Ugandan Farmers affected
According to, the chairman
of the Uganda Poultry Association and the managing director of UGACHICK, the ban
had a massive affect on Uganda farmers.
"There was an imbalance in trade. Uganda allowed Kenyan poultry
products into the country, while Kenya did not. Ugandan farmers had to compete
with Kenyan poultry products," he added.
Approximately 20,000 day-old chicks are imported into Uganda from Kenya
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