Museveni Not Sweet on Uganda's Sugar Bill

President Yoweri Museveni has rejected the Sugar Bill recently passed by parliament, warning that it will put the industry at risk over what he calls "small parasite newcomers".The bill lifted the zoning policy to create an open market for sugarcane growers to sell their cane to willing buyers anywhere in the country. In the past, the zoning policy barred sugarcane growing or sale beyond 25km radius of a sugar.

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President Yoweri Museveni wrote to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, rejecting the Sugar Bill, which was passed by Parliament recently.

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