By Julius Nkunda and Alex Gahima
All roads lead to Kibaya, Bunagana Town Council, Kisoro district ahead of the Kigezi Investment Summit this Saturday, 24th September 2022.
Voice of Muhabura brings you stories of Kisoro district’s enterprising investors who are using the available resources to add value and increase Liquidity while doing business in Kisoro district.
The name Bavuga reverberates among the communities of Kisoro and rightly so!
Associated with Education, discipline, Agriculture. The Bavuga family is enterprising as they are passionate about the development of Kisoro district.
Adding on to the long list of achievements, the Bavuga family has embarked on agro processing and tourism and through Winnie Bavuga, their new dream is to benefit from the new Industrial Park.
It is possible that you might have come across Bafaso Banana Wine or Beetroot wine.
This is one of the products made locally by Mrs. Winnie Bavuga from her family garden where she grows everything see news to make the sweet nectar.
Located in Rambura, Nyakabande Sub County, the Bavuga family farm sits on more than 4 acres.
On the farm, you can find the crop section, rich with food, vegetables, fruits and so much more.
Bavuga says her flagship crop is coffee which she agrees, is Uganda’s new Gold, a line of thought, shared by President Yoweri Museveni.
Still on the farm, you can also find animals including chicken, cows and pigs.
Bavuga says, she had to find a way of adding value to all the products on the farm.
She is currently producing Strawberry Jam from home grown strawberry, Dried Mushrooms (powdered too) from home grown Mushroom, Liquid red pepper and Cow Ghee.
All her products can be assessed from her home in Rambura where she is setting up a one-stop shopping point for locals and tourists alike.
Vision for the Industrial Park.
Bavuga says the Industrial Park is a timely innovation for the region.
She says she hopes to secure a warehouse where she can establish a collection center for coffee and other products where she can add value and sell to a growing market.
Bavuga says she is currently following certification for her products from the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) which she hopes to have attained by the end of the year.
Bavuga says all people interested in making agriculture bankable need to work together in groups because Government is willing to support people who come together and form groups or cooperatives to develop themselves.
‘Start now and don’t give up, the sky is the limit’- Winnie Bavuga
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