Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi left the country to represent President William Ruto , on a two-day official visit to Kampala, Uganda, on Monday, August 7, 2023.
In a dispatch sent to newsrooms on Monday, the government said Mudavadi will lead the Kenyan delegation at the second G25 African Coffee Summit of Heads of State and Government to be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2023.
“The Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in collaboration with the Inter-African Coffee Organisation is hosting this year’s summit under the theme ‘Transforming the African Coffee Sector through Value Addition.’,” the dispatch read in part.
The summit is aimed at assisting member states in addressing the challenges affecting the African coffee value chain.
“The goal is to propose solutions that ensure sustainable coffee production, research, market access, and promotion of coffee consumption through intra-regional trade,” the statement added.
The Inaugural G25 Coffee Summit took place in Nairobi, Kenya from May 25 to 27, 2022. During the summit, the Heads of State and Governments of the 25 coffee-producing countries signed the “Nairobi Declaration” which commits them to seek consensus on integrating coffee as a strategic agricultural commodity within the African Union, in line with the Africa Agenda 2063.