Members of the Uganda Diary traders association have threatened to protest against the new milk transportation policies.
The Ministry of agriculture, animal industry and fisheries has introduced new regulations regarding the transportation of milk to the milk centers. Under the new regulations, the dairy traders are required to transport their milk in stainless steel milk tankers and not from plastic jerricans. The new rules were imposed following the outbreak of the foot and mouth disease
In a meeting with the agriculture, animal industry and fisheries Minister, Hilary Onek, in Kampala on Wednesday, the dairy traders argued that they were not ready to abide by the new regulations, because they were issued at short notice.
The traders said that the milk tankers are also too expensive. Milk tankers cost between 80 and 200 million shillings.
The Uganda National Diary Traders Association chairman, Gordon Mutima, insist that government should reconsider its regulations on milk transportation.
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