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Photos: Gov’t commits as Kenyan poultry firm expands to Uganda


The Prime Minister Ms Robinah Nabbanja has said that government will continue supporting both local, regional and international investors who come in the country with a sole purpose of uplifting the lives of local communities.
While launching Kenchic Uganda Ltd a subsidiary of Kenchic Ltd of Kenya, Ms Nabbanja said both government and private can work together to support the local communities through creating jobs among others.

Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja (second left) launching the facility.

“Collaboration harnesses collective expertise from both sectors, and Kenchic’s commitment to harmonious collaboration with the government showcases the power of unity. Together, we lay the groundwork for an agricultural landscape where partnerships drive innovation, efficiency, and sustainable growth,” she said.
Kenchic Uganda, a leading producer of high-quality day-old chicks, is launched its hatchery in Kampala today.
Ms Nabbanja said that launch underscores a shared commitment to ethical farming and sustainability because they set a new standard in poultry farming, through collaborative partnerships and dedication to farmer prosperity.

Front row L-R: Dr Nomsa Mufandauya the General Manager of Kenchic Uganda Ltd, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, the Minister of Defense and Veteran Affairs Mr Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja and Ms Rose Adendum the Commisioner in charge of Animal Imports and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries abd Animal Industry touring the Kenchic Uganda Ltd Facility in Namanve, Kampala on Friday.

“Their unwavering dedication to ethical practices and empowerment paves the way for a brighter future, ensuring not just business success, but a sustainable legacy for Uganda’s agricultural landscape. Poultry plays a key part in Uganda’s economy,” she said.
Uganda, she said has over the last 50 years, grew her chicken exports by 217% from 45 tonnes to 684 tonnes.
“We therefore welcome Kenchic Uganda into the market to raise the bar in their quality of their day old chicks, support our local farmers and consequently work together to improve the industry,” she said.
The Kenchic Uganda General Manager Dr Nomsa Mufandauya said their expansion in Uganda is timely because they had been overwhelmed by the demand for their quality products from Uganda.

Dr Nomsa Mufandauya the General Manager Kenchic Uganda Ltd speaking at the launch on Friday

“At Kenchic, our purpose is profound: enabling shared prosperity through sustainable food production. We believe in creating opportunities that generate wealth for all by producing food in a manner that is safe, sustainable, and environmentally friendly,” she said adding,
“Our commitment extends beyond profit-making; it is about improving lives. We strive to ensure access to good, healthy food for everyone, now and in the future, in a way that’s fair and beneficial for generations to come,”
She said that the firm will go beyond supplying chicks but as well support the local communities because they know that poultry farming is a fundamental pillar of the economy, contributing significantly to output and employment, supporting various sectors through local sourcing and providing employment.

Some of the chicks incubated at the facility

“Our dedication extends to supporting the growth of this industry, equipping local farmers with the best practices. Collaborating with the government and stakeholders, we’re at the forefront of uplifting livestock subsectors, viewing it not merely as CSR but as a corporate commitment to the region’s development,” she said.
As a major supplier of day-old chicks to poultry farmers in the region, Kenchic Uganda, she said is committed to providing sound technical assistance to poultry farmers.
“We are already working with a significant number of farmers, and we eagerly look forward to collaborating with more passionate individuals ready to venture into the poultry business,”

Eggs being incubated at the facility.

Brian Kyangulanyi, the key Account Manager at Kenchic Uganda also on his part said that their premium day-old chicks play a pivotal role in enhancing the livelihoods of poultry farmers throughout the region, fostering legacies that endure across generations.
“Bred to meet the highest standards, our chicks are complemented by comprehensive training and support for farmers, empowering them to achieve optimal yields and sustainable success,” he said.
He said the chicks encompass a diverse range, including Broilers, Layers, and the distinct Kenbro breed which is an improved village chicken.
These are tailored to meet specific poultry farming needs, these chicks represent our commitment to uplifting local livelihoods and leaving a lasting impact.

An employ of Kenchic Uganda Ltd vaccinating the chicks at the facility.

“The versatility we offer through these chicks empowers farmers with choices aligned precisely with their production goals,
Broilers, with their swift 5 to 6-week harvest time and weight between 1.5 to 1.8 kilograms, cater perfectly to meat production.

Peter Makori the General Manager in charge of Hatchery taking journalists through the entire process at the facility.

“Our Layers, cultivated to meet the highest standards, ensure robust eggshells and extended shelf life, ideal for egg production. The Kenbro breed, known for its cost-efficiency and superior returns, has seen soaring demand due to its dual-purpose nature, offering flavorful meat tailored for live market sales, appealing particularly to those seeking organic and less intensive poultry management solutions,” he said.

Prime Minister Nabbanja receiving a gift from Kenchic Uganda General Manager.
Official launch of the facility.
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