Amudat Bee Keepers Excited As They Get Honey Processing Facility

One Of The Officials Checking On The Facility-PHOTO BY STEVEN ARIONG

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By Steven Ariong

AMUDAT: Bee farmers in Amudat district in Karamoja sub region now have a reason to smile following the completion of Shs300m house for processing, parking and selling of honey in the district.

The structure was constructed by Alder construction company limited with the funding from Development initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU) and will now stop honey farmers crossing to Kenya to sell their honey.

In 2019 Amudat honey was rated in Europe as the best honey in the world given the flowers from the shrubs that that bees collect from.


Rogers Mugaga the director of Alder construction company limited says they did the best of their work to ensure that the facility is complete on time. Mugaga further says they are just waiting for the district to get ready and receive the facility.

“We are done with everything we are just waiting for the district to fix a day to receive the house,”Mugaga told this publication.

One Of The Officials Checking On The Facility-PHOTO BY STEVEN ARIONG

Rose Chelain one of the bee farmers could not hold her excitement about the structure saying it will boost bee keeping.

“We have been cheated by traders in Kenya simply because we didn’t have honey processing and parking machine here in Amudat even the house itself was not there but now that we have it, our income will improve.”-Chelain says.

Contractor And District Official Inspecting The Facility-PHOTO BY STEVEN ARIONG

This website has also learnt that many Pokot pastoralists in Amudat have now resorted to bee keeping due to less work attached to the business.

Gideon Losia one of the bee farmers says bee keeping is the most simple work to take on.

“Bee keeping is very simple, it doesn’t need treatments grazing but only waiting for the time for its harvest,” he says.

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