500 to attend honey trade exposition in Uganda
Monday, 13th October, 2008
Kata and Gagawala talking to journalists at the Media Centre on Friday

Kata and Gagawala talking to journalists at the Media Centre on Friday

By Mary Karugaba

Uganda is to host the first honey trade show in Africa, the trade state minister has said.

Gagawala Wambuzi told journalists at the Media Centre in Kampala on Friday that the exposition would bring together over 500 delegates involved in bee products and technologies, researchers, exporters and importers and policy makers.

The event will take place at Hotel Africana from October 22 to 25.

The fair, Gagawala said, would create networks among cross-border actors, disseminate market information within the region, as well as stimulate linkage between producers, the private sector and service providers.

Delegates from Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zimbabwe are expected to attend the honey fair.

Ghana, Mozambique, Malawi, Burundi, and South Africa Cameroon, Sudan, Middle East and Europe will also send delegates.

Uganda is among the four countries in Africa that was allowed to export honey to the EU in 2005.

The other countries are Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia.

Florence Kata, the executive director of the Uganda Export Promotions Board, said in 2005, Uganda exported about 95.4 tonnes of honey valued at $92,000.

The main markets were Kenya, Rwanda, United Arab Emirates and Switzerland.

Kata said the show would lead to increased business trade transactions.

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