Premier Nabbanja launches Kenchic hatchery in Uganda

Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has welcomed the decision by Kenya-based Kenchic to open a hatchery in Uganda.

Kenchic Uganda Hatchery was launched on Friday at the Mukono-based Namanve Industrial park.

Nabbanja said under the able leadership of President Yoweri Museveni, the ruling government had put in place the necessary laws and policies to create a conducive investment environment for businesses such as Kenchic Uganda Hatchery to thrive.

“Therefore, what we are witnessing today is a product of that conducive and peaceful environment,” Nabbanja said.

“What we are witnessing today is also a product of the efforts of our President and his counterparts who have revived and expanded the East African Community to create markets and prosperity for the people in this region,” the Prime Minister added.

According to Nabbanja, the event marked “a critical milestone in our efforts to expand access to chicken hatchery services and facilitate the development of the poultry industry in our country.”

“Your decision to invest in the poultry business is very welcome. Poultry has the potential to generate more revenue for Uganda due to the increasing demand within the country and in the neighbouring countries,” she said, adding: “Poultry also plays a key role in improving nutrition and food security as a source of high-quality protein in the form of eggs and meat.”

Uganda continues to support efforts by the Private Sector to drive the development of the country.

“The launch of Kenchic Uganda Hatchery demonstrates our commitment to continue working with the Private Sector to develop our country,” the Prime Minister said.

“I want to take this opportunity to welcome Kenchic into the Ugandan market and assure you that our Government will maintain a conducive environment for your business to flourish,” she said.

Kenchic Ltd., the mother company of Kenchic Uganda Hatchery, was early this month recognised by the International Poultry Council (IPC) as the first African organization to successfully adopt the council’s antimicrobial stewardship principles.

“This milestone achievement showcases Kenchic’s unwavering commitment to sustainable practices and responsible poultry production,” Kenchic said then.

“This recognition is a testament to our long-standing commitment to sustainable practices and responsible poultry production. Antimicrobial resistance is a global concern, and we’re proud to join hands with seven other global organizations to combat this pandemic. Our goal is to contribute to a safer, healthier food supply chain for our consumers,” said Jim Tozer, Managing Director at Kenchic Ltd.

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