Presidential Candidate Mayambala pledges to establish a Shea butter factory in West Nile.
The presidential candidate Willy Mayambala says a shea nut factory can increase revenue and create employment for the youth. While the economic and cultural-al values of the shea nut tree have become undoubtedly clear, there are some worrying developments taking place in West Nile that need to be checked.
Locals are destroying the shea nut trees to produce charcoal. Speaking in Arua before his weekend campaigns, Mr Willy Mayambala, the ”Independent presidential candidate, said he would construct a shea butter factory to harness revenue and employment for West Nile. “we shall create nursery beds and get grants for the locals because people of West Nile are experts in re-growing shea nut trees.
And we shall need to have fertilizers, irrigation to facilitate faster growth within five years and start reaping,” he said.
Mr Mayambala said there is a need for adequate shea nuts to ensure effective value-addition. He said they would create a group of five people in every village to cater for the seedlings and also set up plantations of shea nut trees.“This is a blessed region with the shea butter.
We can harness a lot of products from it. People should stop cutting them for charcoal and firewood. Once factories are set, youth will be employed and we shall also capture the international market,” he said.
“Uganda Export Promotions Board has set a target of supporting and enabling shea nut producers to have .This is a blessed region with the shea butter. We can harness a lot of products from it. People should stop cutting them for charcoal and firewood,” Willy Mayambala added.