Kampala — Uganda imported Shs94.7b ($25m) worth of salt for the year ended December 2019.
Uganda has one the biggest salt mining lakes - Katwe - in Kasese District west of Kampala.
However, there have been efforts to boost local production with the launch of a new salt production faculty - Kampala Salt - in Namagunga, Buikwe District.
While visiting the factory last week, Ms Evelyn Anite, the Finance state minister in charge Investment, said the factory would, on top of boosting local production and reducing the import bill, to reduce the price of salt on the market.
The Kampala Salt factory, Ms Anite noted, is expected to improve household incomes through creating gainful employment, especially for women and the youth.