“The African nation of Uganda is going to start exporting banana products to Europe. According to Mathew Bagonza, an executive member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Exports and Industrial Development, Uganda’s current exports stand at about Sh 222 trillion ($6 billion), underscoring the importance of growing this by taking advantage of the international markets.
Bagonza said the drive will help to improve the exports of the country. “We were tasked to make sure that we double (our export) to 12 billion USD. We have to make sure that Uganda has a presence on the international markets. We are now going to look for a market in Eastern Europe, that is Serbia. We are telling the Serbians that when you see bananas in the markets and the hotels, we have created a value addition that you can take advantage of.””
*This article is excerpted from freshplaza.com website, published 12th June 2023