Olam Uganda Limited who procures, processes and exports Cotton, Cocoa, Sesame and Coffee were yesterday announced the top exporters of 2019, beating 2018 Winners UGACOF Limited to the 25th President’s Exports Award.
Olam, who also imports and distributes Sugar and Edible Oils, took the Platinum Award which is the Top Award given out by the President of Uganda to the Best Exporter.
Kyagulanyi Coffee Uganda Limited was the First Runners Up and were awarded the Gold Award while 2018 Winners UGACOF were announced the Second Runners Up to take the Silver Award.
Uganda’s Exports according to the Uganda Export Promotions Board 9UEPB) grew by over $100 million to hit $3.9 billion last year.
“We are definitely very happy with this Award. We didn’t expect it,” said Amos Hinamundi who represented and received the Platinum Award on behalf of Olam Uganda Ltd.
Olam, who is headquartered in Kampala, has a strong regional presence in Hoima, Kibuku, Bundibugyo, Lira, Arua, Kitgum, Pakwach and Mayuge. They have more than 70 permanent employees and work with nearly 900 seasonal staff across their operations, which range from origination and processing to logistics and distribution.
The Company, which has been in Uganda since 1997, own and operate Uganda’s oldest cotton gin, which spins medium-to-fine counts to meet the high specifications of our customers worldwide.
Winners in different categories were also announced and awarded by Uganda’s Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu who represented President Yoweri Museveni at the Awards Dinner that took place at Protea Skyz Naguru Hotel.
He asked exporters to always dialogue with government on pertinent issues in the sector through the different line ministries, agencies and departments. Kamuntu said through dialogue and harmonization, a good working relationship can be created.
PRESIDENT’S EXPORT AWARD
Olam Uganda Limited – Platinum Award
Kyagalanyi Coffee Uganda Ltd – Gold Award
UGACOF Limited – Silver Award
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AGRICULTURAL EXPORTERS AND TEA PROCESSORS
Macloy Raso Ltd – Gold Award
Rushekyere Tea Growers Ltd – Silver Award
AgriExim Uganda Ltd – Gold Award
Bakuressa Grain Milling – Silver Award
COCOA AND COCOA CONFECTIONARIES
ESCO Uganda Ltd – Gold Award
African Trade Wings Ltd – Silver Award
EDIBLE FATS AND OILS
Mukwano Industries Ltd – Gold Award
BIDCO Uganda Ltd – Silver Award
FISH AND FISH PRODUCTS
Fresh Perk Ltd – Gold Award
Camic Foods Ltd – Silver Award
FLOWERS AND CUTTINGS
Waggagai Ltd – Gold Award
Rosebud Ltd – Silver Award
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
FFP Uganda Ltd – Gold Award
Mayirye Estate Ltd – Silver Award
DAIRY AND DAIRY PRODUCTS
Lakeside Dairies Ltd – Gold Award
Pearl Dairies Uganda Ltd – Silver Award
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS (BASE METALS)
Roofings Uganda Ltd – Gold Award
Steel and Tube Uganda Ltd – Silver Award
Crown Beverages Uganda Ltd – Gold Award
Harris International Uganda Ltd – Silver Award
Nile Breweries Uganda Ltd – Gold Award
Hima Cement Uganda Ltd – Gold Award
Tororo Cement Uganda Ltd – Silver Award
PLASTICS AND PLASTICS PRODUCTS
Quality Plastics Uganda Ltd
Africa Polysac Uganda Ltd
SUGAR AND SUGAR CONFECTIONARIES
Kakira Sugar Works Ltd – Gold Award
Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited (SCOUL) – Silver Award
Kampala International University (KIU) – Gold Award
Bugema University – Silver Award
SERVICES ( LOGISTICS)
Bolore Africa Logistics Uganda Ltd – Gold Award
Spedag Interfreight Ltd – Silver Award
I3C Uganda Ltd – Gold Award
Data Care Uganda Ltd – Silver Award
SPECIAL AWARDS (Regional)
-Gulu Agriculture Company Ltd – Northern
– Huppi Trading Company Ltd – Eastern
-Pearl Flowers Ltd – Western
WRITTEN AND COMPILED BY PAUL TENTENA