PICTORIALS: Taking you through Edwin Foundation Tea Initiative activities in northern Uganda

Northern Uganda Minister Grace Freedom [L], Atekunda Edwin [2nd from L] and other leaders excitedly hold green tea last month. File photo.

Zombo – Tea farming is destined to eradicate household poverty in northern Uganda, impoving the lives of farmers, says Edwin Atukunda Beekunda, the founder and executive director of the Edwin Foundation Tea Initiative Limited [EFOTI].

Mr Atukunda, who first introduced tea farming in Kamwenge district, adds that tea will, undoubtedly cause transformation in the region.

Since taking his tea initiative to northern Uganda, starting with Acholi sub-region, the region has massively welcomed tea – thanks to support from the region’s leaders.

In West Nile, different district leaders, tea farmers’ group in Zombo, and Alur Kingdom have all offered their supports to Mr. Atukunda and his foundation.

His presence has also witnessed the sub-region, West Nile able to process and pack her organic-sweet-flavored, Zombo Tea now being sold to as far as Democratic Republic of Congo

Below, are activity pictures, revealing how Mr. Beekunda’s initiative should be embraced by all, and government should come in to support.

President Museveni (R) flashes NRM sign as he inspects stall during the West Nile Investment symposium last month. (L) is EFOTI director Edwin Atukunda who took the President through his innovation.
Alur Kingdom Highness Philips Olaker Rauni III, Northern Uganda Minister Grace Freedom and Atukunda (R) share ideas in a tea farm last month.
EFOTI director welcomes Zombo LC5 chairperson to his office last month.
Otuke district LC5 chairperson Odongo Obote (2nd from right), Atukunda Edwin (first from left) during last month’s West Nile Investment symposium.
Northern Uganda Minister Grace Freedom (L), Edwin Atukunda, His Highness Alur Kingdom Philips Olaker Rauni III, Zombo district deputy CAO, Muhwezi David and other tea farmers recently.

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