Katikkiro Mayiga Condemns Govt’s Coffee Deal with Italian

Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga of Buganda has condemned the central government’s decision to sign a coffee agreement with Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited- UVVCCL, a privately owned firm, to process and export Uganda’s coffee without consulting the key stakeholders. In February this year, Finance minister Matia Kasaijja signed the deal on behalf of the government while Enrica Pinetti signed on behalf of UVCCL, a deal that would see the European company preferential treatment in the coffee sector. The incentives include “taking all reasonable measures to give priority of supply of…

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