Coffee exports exceed target for 2014/2015 fiscal – Uganda

Banyankore Kweterana Cooperative Union (BKCU) Ltd has been ranked among the best performing unions in Uganda, having processed and exported 43 containers (825.6 metric tonnes) of coffee in the financial year 2014/2015. The new tonnage surpasses the target of 31 containers (595.2 metric tonnes).
The chairman of the BKCU Board of Directors, Geoffrey Beingana, said the share capital was projected to increase by Shs 66 million but went up to Shs273.7 million. The union has 350 primary cooperative societies from Ankole subregion.
Says Baingana: “The good progress is being affected by competition where many coffee buyers in the market bother less about the quality of coffee.”
BKCU general manager, Nelson Niwahebwa, revealed that the best coffee deliveries were recorded from
cooperative societies of Ijumo Ruhinda in Mitooma District (309,912 kg), Nyamirima Mutegaya in Ibanda District (248,060kg), Kyabandara in Sheema District (180,609kg) and Kanyansheko in Ibanda District (49,475kg). Niwahebwa additionally requested government to fully release the remaining balance of war
loss compensation worth Shs985m to enable the union to operate fully.
– The Monitor