Government to distribute milk freely to school going children

By Ssebuliba Samuel.

Plans are underway by the government to distribute milk freely to school going children in an effort to improve their health and to also increase milk consumption in Uganda.

The World Health Organisation recommends that every individual consumes an average of 600 liters of milk annually, but in Uganda consumption falls way below this recommendation, with estimates showing that Ugandans consume an average of 20 litres of milk every year.

Speaking to Kfm, the state minister for Animal Husbandry Joy Kabatsi said that the government is still looking for less costly ways of distributing milk to all school going children in government aided schools who may be missing out on these nutrients.