ICT Platform, e-auction: EATTA organized
sensitization workshops in the EAC Region for tea producers on ICT. In Uganda the workshop was held on 20th
June 2012 at the Golf Course Hotel, Kampala. The objective of the workshop was to explain
to the Uganda
tea producers for them to understand better how the e-auction system works.
The Uganda Ministry of Agriculture and World Bank organized Stakeholders
Consultation Workshop on the Government Development Strategy and Investment
Plan (DSIP) for tea on 7th September 2012.
objective of the workshop was for the stakeholders to discuss and further
recommend additional inputs or changes in the recommendations made by a Task
Team appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture and World Bank on the DSIP for
tea. The task Team’s mandate was study the tea sector and elaborate appropriate
policy changes and new interventions/programs and related investments.
task team proposed several interventions that included policy changes, tea
research, extension service, training, infrastructure development and a credit
scheme for tea farmers.
the tea policy changes (at the moment there is no tea policy) among the
proposals was setting up a body e.g. a Board to be responsible for the overall
development of the tea sector.
the issue of creating a Tea Board the Uganda Tea Association stakeholders
strongly recommended as follows:
- The Board should be tea
industry led as opposed to Government officers led and this could be
achieved by having a clear majority of
members of the association on the
Board. The fact that the tea industry is 100% private clearly justifies
- The Chairman of the Board
should be from the tea association and should be elected from within the Board
by the Board Members.
AND INTERNAL AUDIT TRAININGS FOR FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS (ISO 22000-2005)
staff per tea member factory
- Quality Assurance Managers
- Production Managers
- Engineering Managers
- Human Resource Managers and
- Procurement Managers
following twenty four (24) member factories participated in the trainings which
were organized in 4 sessions at deferent periods and venues,
Kiamara (TAMTECO) Kasaku (UTC)
(Dayalbhai Madanji) Namayiba Tea Estate
Tea Estate Kiko
Tea Estate (Mcleod Russel (U) Ltd)
Tea Factory (Mcleod Russel (U) Ltd Muzizi (Mcleod Russel (U) Ltd
Bugambe Tea Factory (Mcleod Russel (U) Ltd Buzirasagama
Hima (Rwenzori Com) Kigumba (Rwenzori Com)
Tea Co. Mwera/Nakigalala Tea (Madhvani)
Tea factory (Mcleod Russel)
Mr. V.Vadera Chairman of UTA was nominated to
the EATTA Board replacing Mr. John Prinsloo who represented Uganda on the Board for several