Project Site


Investment Promoter

Name: Rita N. Mugula
Telephone: +256-414-301000
Company: Uganda Investment Authority

Project Contact

Andrew Mugerwa
+256-414 250 204
Uganda Development Cooperation

Project Description

The country is the leading cocoa producer in the East African region with annual production estimated to be over 44,450 tonnes. Bundibugyo district accounts for about 70% of the country’s production capacity. The cocoa industry has demonstrated potential of significantly contributing to enhanced household incomes as well diversifying foreign exchange earnings.
Cocoa is one of the ten strategic crops in Uganda. The proposed factory will focus primary and secondary processing in the first ten years to produce quality fermented, dried and clean cocoa beans, cocoa liquor/mass, cocoa powder and cocoa butter and ultimately chocolate.

Recommended installed capacities for the factory is as follows:
15 tonnes of cocoa beans per hour for the primary processing unit.
2 tonnes per hour for the cocoa mass production unit and
2 tonnes per hour for the cocoa butter and powder production unit.

At these capacities, annually the factory will process 36,000 tonnes of cocoa mass and 2,183 tonnes of cocoa butter and powder. The factory will be able to process at least 80% of the cocoa produced in the country.

Investment Amount Required (US$)

USD $24.4 Million, Equity and Debt

Type of Project & Investment
Project Type: Greenfield
Investment Type: PPP
Feasibility Completed.