By; Our Reporter
Uganda’s alcohol has failed to past test on the Japanese market causing huge losses to the exporters who expected to fetch some income.
According to the former Ugandan ambassador to Japan James Baaba, Uganda’s Waragi failed to be approved by the Japanese bureau of food standards since its made out of sugar canes which is considered harmful to the health of Japanese than the one made from matooke.
Baaba said this at a function where he has been conferred with the highest medal from Japan known as the star rising sun, Gold and silver medal by the Japanese ambassador to Uganda H.E Kazuki Kameda.
This forced the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga to direct the chairperson of parliamentary committee on Trade Alex Ruhunda to consider revising the “Enguli” Act to compel manufacturers of warragi to produce it from matooke to compete on world market.