Gregory Mugabe
Mr. Gregory Mugabe / Vice Chairman Uganda Tea Association
DATE OF BIRTH 17.09.1969, IN KANUNGU DISTRICT SOUTH WESTERN UGANDA.
EDUCATION LEVEL
  • MASTERS OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN FORESTRY (MSC. FOR) OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY (1998) AND A
  • BACHELORS DEGREE OF FORESTRY (BSC.FOR) OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY (1996).
GOVERNANCE POSITIONS HELD.
  • VICE CHAIRMAN UGANDA TEA ASSOCIATION FROM 2016 TODATE.
  • CHAIRMAN BOARD KAYONZA GROWERS TEA FACTORY FROM 2014 TODATE.
  • BOARD MEMBER KAYONZA GROWERS TEA FACTORY FROM 2013 TO 2014.

 

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS HELD.
  • NATURAL RESOURCES OFFICER KANUNGU DISTRICT LOCAL GOVERNMENT FROM 2013 TODATE (CIVIL SERVANT).
  • FIELD OFFICER CARE INTERNATIONAL 1998-1999 WORKING WITH COMMUNITIEA AROUND BWINDI NATIONAL PARK ON CONSERVATION PROGRAMMES IN SOUTH WESTERN UGANDA.

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE RELATED TO TEA FARMING
  • FIELD MANAGER WITH IGARA GROWERS TEA FACTORY (2012-2013) IN WESTERN UGANDA IN CHARGE OF BUHWEJU TEA GROWING AREA COVERING 3500 FARMERS.
  • FIELD MANAGER KAYONZA GROWERS TEA FACTORY (1999-2012) IN CHARGE OF 7200 FARMERS IN SOUTH WESTERN UGANDA.
  • TEA FARMER SINCE CHILDHOOD WITH 30 ACRES OF TEA SUPPLYING KAYONZA GROWERS TEA FACTORY.
TRAININGS ATTENDED IN TEA PRODUCTION
  • HAS OVER THE YEARS ATTENDED VARIOUS TRAININGS IN KENYA ON HUSBANDRY, PROCESSING, MARKETING AND VALUE ADDITIONS IN REPUTABLE INSTITUTIONS LIKE TEA RESERCH FOUNDATION OF KENYA, KENYA TEA PACKERS , VISITED VARIOUS FACTORIES IN EAST AND WESTERN OF THE LIFT VALLEY.LIKE MOUT MERU AREA, KERICHO, NYAO TEA ZONE, BEEN IN ALL TEA GROWING ZONES OF KENYA AND RWANDA OVER THE YEARS. THIS HAS MADE A CUMMULATIVE WORKING AND TRAINING EXPERINCE OF OVER 22 YEARS IN TEA.
MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
  • KAYONZA GROWERS TEA FACTORY IS THE BEST MARK IN THE AUCTION FOR UGANDAN TEA FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS UNDER MY LEADERSHIP.
  • KAYONZA FACTORY WAS THE FIRST TO ATTAIN FAIR TRADE CERTIFICATION IN UGANDA IN 1998.
  • KAYONZA WON A PRESTIGIOUS GLOBAL CILIMATE CHANGE AWARD IN 2015 AND ATTENDED THE COP 2I IN FREANCE-PARIS OF WHICH I REPRESENTED THE COMPANY.
  • WE AIM AT PRODUCING THE BEST TEAS IN UGANDA AND THE REGION BEYOND.
WHY MUGABE GREGORY?
  • GIVEN THE FACT THAT I HAVE ACCUMULATED EXPERIENCE AND TRAININGS IN THE TEA SECTOR AND ACHIEVED BEYOND EXPECTATION FOR KAYONZA FACTORY, AND HAVING LIVED IN UGANDA FOR 48 YEARS, AM THE BEST PLACED INDIVIDUAL TO PRESENT THE HISTORY OF TEA IN UGANDA.