By Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa/Umoja Standard.
Kampala, Uganda: Grace Kikazi is a Ugandan entrepreneur who thought wise that adding value to local millet would create a difference amongst consumers.
Her idea gave birth to Kikazi Millet Flour Original which is now a fully registered product under Kikazi Agri Products.
Important to note.
Kikazi Quality Millet Floor is extracted from a family of African finger millet.
Finger millet is full of dietary fiber, which helps to control the “bad” cholesterol that can contribute to heart diseases like atherosclerosis.
It is soluble fiber absorbs cholesterol before it enters your bloodstream, maintaining a lower cholesterol level without medication.
Kikazi Quality Millet Flour can be access in nearby supermarkets around Kampala and Wakiso.
This is orginally millet flour of top-notch quality well sorted very free from sand, stones and aflatoxins. It is rich in minerals like zinc, calcium good for human bodies.
While showcasing the product at the 28th edition of International Trade Fair, 2022 at UMA Show Grounds-Lugogo, Grace Kikazi the CEO of Kikazi Millet Flour Original revealed the Exhibition has given the product mileage as most people have now known and tasted it.
She informed that, has been able to educate people how to make bushera (brown porridge), kitiribita (local energy booster, brown cold porridge made from Kikaziqualitymilletflour) among others and those are of great health importance to human health.
Like other entrepreneurs, Kikazi cited a number of challenges she is meeting along the way not limited to high transport costs, high UNBS certification fees, high production costs and others.
She also pointed that delayed payment and being bounced by some supermarkets even when we are fully certified with UNBS and have efris compromise her efforts.
It is against this background that she asked Uganda National Bureau of Standards to lower the cost of product certification in order for her and other local entrepreneurs to benefit from their investments.
She also called on Ugandans to support their own local products as a way of supporting Uganda’s economic development.