The National Resistance Movement (NRM) parliamentary caucus is set to meet President Museveni to ‘discuss the Sugar Bill.’
The Bill, which was returned to Parliament by President Museveni for review last month, will be debated today at 2pm.
The meeting, according to Bukooli Central MP Solomon Silwany will be held at the Office of the Prime Minister.
According to Daily Monitor, Mr Museveni wants to meet the MPs to convince them to pass the Bill with the amendments he proposed, including zoning.
Under zoning, ‘a sugar company or processor should not engage in sugar production where there exists another.’
This means that a specific area for sugar cane production can only be allocated to one manufacturer to grow and crash the cane.
“The caucus has been called and the Sugar Bill is on the agenda,” Silwany told the local daily.
But Kagoma County MP Moses Muwanika last Friday said MPs from the sugarcane growing areas of Busoga Sub-region would rally their colleagues to oppose the committee report, which recommends the introduction of zoning of sugarcane millers.