Ugandan milk processor Vital Tomosi commissions US$15m processing factory

UGANDA – Uganda’s Vital Tomosi Dairy Limited, producers of the Milkman brand of UHT milk and yoghurt has commissioned a new milk processing factory in Kiruhura District as it seeks to increase its production capacity.

The new dairy processing factory comes at an investment worth US$15 million and has a capacity to process 100, 000 liters of milk daily.

Mr Odrek Rwabwogo, a partner in Vital-Tomosi, appealed to the government to establish policies that will ensure productive capabilities of new entrepreneurs are not constrained.

Mr Rwabwogo revealed that 60% of the US$15 million investment was funded by private equity firm Vital Capital Fund and their local partners Patience Rwabwogo among others.

Speaking at the commissioning of the dairy plant, President Yoweri Museveni hailed the investment saying that it represents sensitization efforts geared towards transforming the agriculture value chain.

“I am pleased to see such partnerships and hope that more of the same can be established in different parts of the country, especially with focus on value-addition to agricultural produce,” said President Museveni.

According to Dairy Development Authority (DDA), Uganda currently produces 2.2 billion litres of milk annually, mainly from the central and western regions, which account for about 50% of national production.

Much of this, about 85% is consumed in without undergoing processing which representing about US$100m in real value while 15%, representing US$160m is processed.

Over the years, Uganda has seen tremendous growth in dairy processing with a current milk per capita consumption of 62 litres.

However, despite stiff competition in the country’s dairy industry created by more investments, farmers say the transformation has improved their earnings and broken monopoly in the sector.

Vital Tomosi Dairy Limited produces fresh milk, UHT MILK and flavoured yoghurt marketed under the brand name ‘Milkman’

Uganda is a major exporter of dairy products into the EAC market, COMESA countries, Nigeria, Syria, Egypt, Omen, Nepal and Bangladesh largely through UHT milk, ghee, casein, whey proteins and butter oil.

The major Dairy processing companies in Uganda include Fresh Dairy, Jesa Farm Dairy Limited, Pearl Dairy Farms Limited, Amos Dairies Uganda Limited and GBK Dairy Products Limited.

UGANDA – Uganda’s Vital Tomosi Dairy Limited, producers of the Milkman brand of UHT milk and yoghurt has commissioned a new milk processing factory in Kiruhura District as it seeks to increase its production capacity.

The new dairy processing factory comes at an investment worth US$15 million and has a capacity to process 100, 000 liters of milk daily.

Mr Odrek Rwabwogo, a partner in Vital-Tomosi, appealed to the government to establish policies that will ensure productive capabilities of new entrepreneurs are not constrained.

Mr Rwabwogo revealed that 60% of the US$15 million investment was funded by private equity firm Vital Capital Fund and their local partners Patience Rwabwogo among others.

Speaking at the commissioning of the dairy plant, President Yoweri Museveni hailed the investment saying that it represents sensitization efforts geared towards transforming the agriculture value chain.

“I am pleased to see such partnerships and hope that more of the same can be established in different parts of the country, especially with focus on value-addition to agricultural produce,” said President Museveni.

According to Dairy Development Authority (DDA), Uganda currently produces 2.2 billion litres of milk annually, mainly from the central and western regions, which account for about 50% of national production.

Much of this, about 85% is consumed in without undergoing processing which representing about US$100m in real value while 15%, representing US$160m is processed.

Over the years, Uganda has seen tremendous growth in dairy processing with a current milk per capita consumption of 62 litres.

However, despite stiff competition in the country’s dairy industry created by more investments, farmers say the transformation has improved their earnings and broken monopoly in the sector.

Vital Tomosi Dairy Limited produces fresh milk, UHT MILK and flavoured yoghurt marketed under the brand name ‘Milkman’

Uganda is a major exporter of dairy products into the EAC market, COMESA countries, Nigeria, Syria, Egypt, Omen, Nepal and Bangladesh largely through UHT milk, ghee, casein, whey proteins and butter oil.

The major Dairy processing companies in Uganda include Fresh Dairy, Jesa Farm Dairy Limited, Pearl Dairy Farms Limited, Amos Dairies Uganda Limited and GBK Dairy Products Limited.

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