Sugar cane: a big business

Sugar cane: a big business

An eye opener – working in a Ugandan factory

Here is the biggest sugar cane factory in the country, providing a steady income for hundreds of employees.

Felicity, Charles, John Paul and Damalie are here to look around and meet some of the people.

Although the workers receive a steady income, it is not very much and the working conditions, as the children discover, are not ideal.

Health and safety officers from the West would have a field day. But this is Uganda – smoke billows, hot water drips and cables litter walkways. The factory is noisy, hot and gloomy in places. And the sickly sweet smell is pervasive.

Even so, the young lady showing the children around is a true professional. She knows her stuff and she doesn’t seem to flag in the heat of the factory.