Countryside Reports

The Presidential initiative on Banana Industrial Development (PIBID), located in Bushenyi district has made a resolve to celebrate this year’s Christmas with disadvantaged groups of people in different parts of Uganda.

According to the press release seen by Countryside Reports, the banana project will share their unique TOOKE products with different stakeholders most especially the underprivileged and those who have been affected by nature’s calamities in a areas of  Buduuda and Bundibugyo.

The project is carrying over 1.5 tons worth of TOOKE products to the people in Bundibugyo and Buduuda where floods and landslides have recently wrecked havoc, leading to loss of lives and fields of food production.

“The package includes Instant Tooke porridge flour that will enable the affected people have a rich nourishing porridge that will not require cooking, but only hot water for the preparation. The package also includes TOOKE biscuits which is a healthy banana flour based snack that is rich in energy and essential minerals for the nourishment of our people.” The press release reads in part

This according to PIBID will provide a ray of hope to the people who have been affected by the disasters.

Packages of the said items have been sent out to Rwanshetysa Orphanage Center and more will be sent to Uganda Prison Bushenyi, Watoto Children’s Homes, and Katwe home of elderly among others. About 20,000 people across the country are expected to benefit from the activity.

PIBID Director, Dr. Muranga delivering Tooke products and other products to Rwanshetsya Orphanage in Bushenyi. FILE PHOTO


The Presidential initiative on Banana Industrial Development (PIBID) is a pilot project of the Government of Uganda, under the patronage of H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda. The organization’s underlying theory of change is that rural farmers with access to science –led processing and value addition enterprises will be able to rapidly access profitable market chains that supply local, regional and international markets, resulting in increased household incomes.