Uganda: Nile Breweries forced to shut down Chibuku production

Nile Breweries Limited (NBL), the No 1 provider of locally produced beer in Uganda with a 59% market share, has shut down its production line for Chibuku, a commercial sorghum beer. The company claims that it was promised a tax holiday when the plant was set up, but in fact it had to pay a 30% excise duty. This discriminated the company against illicit brews and made production unprofitable.

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