Gulu Archdiocese Signs Partnership With Bukona Factory To Industrialize Cassava Growing In Northern Uganda

Posted on Apr 19, 2021
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Gulu Archdiocese has on Monday 19th March, 2021 passed into partnership with Bukona Processors Limited to industrialize the growth and production of cassava in Northern Uganda.

The deal was singed by His Grace, the Archbishop of Gulu , John Baptist Odama on behalf of the Gulu Archdiocese while Pravin Kekhal, represented the Nwoya based Bukona factory at Cathedral Church in Bardege-Layibi division in Gulu City.

According to a close source, Gulu Archdiocese will grow and supply cassava to Bukona factory for the production of green fuel and ethanol. 

His Grace John Baptist Odama, the Archbishop of Gulu, says that the partnership is a joint venture between the church, state and private partners to facilitate economic transformation and economic stability among farmers in war-torn Northern Uganda.

Speaking during the deal signing, John Baptist Odama said that Gulu Archdiocese should supply tons of cassava to the factory through more than 6,900 farmers under the Acholibur parish Project in Gulu, Lamwo, Pader, Omoro and Nwoya districts.

The Archbishop explained that much as cassava is meant to ensure families are food secure, it is also important to use it to improve livelihoods, create wealth, bring hope among residents and also transform lives into a middle-income status in line with the government`s vision 2020-2040.   

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