Two years ago, Pearl Dairies located on the outskirts of Mbarara Municipality used to process about 200,000 litres of milk daily.
“The factory opened in 2013 with a daily milk processing capacity of 200,000 litres but that has increased,” said Devendra Seth, the dairy managing director. Devendra describes power supply in 2013 as ‘very bleak’ characterised by frequent blackouts and shutdowns.
“We could hardly get between 30-40% reliance on Umeme for power supply. We relied on generator back-up and we used to burn about 2,000 litres of fuel daily,” Devendra said.
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