The Chief Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) Gen Salim Saleh has urged Ugandans to embrace the first ever Ceramic tiles made in Uganda.
Gen Saleh was speaking Monday after the first batch of locally made ceramic tiles were rolled out.
Below is his statement
This is literally the first ceramic tile ever made in Uganda! It was custom-made by Goodwill (U) Ltd as a present to me as the company autographed in Chinese; ” my great contribution to the company’s success and a wish for me to have long healthy life”
I am of course very thankful for this honor from the company, but the symbolic importance of the tile is what matters more to me.
The fact that the first tile is made in Namunkekera Rural Industrial Center right here in Kapeeka, using mostly locally sourced raw materials brings me great joy.
The first ceramic tiles
Kapeeka played such a symbolic role in the initial stages of the liberation war which saw us wage a war on evils in their many forms including abject poverty.
Kapeeka is where we set out from to fundamentally change the county with our view/focus, as was most of the world, on poverty eradication towards the “right to development”
The idea of fighting for the much needed political stability after the insurgencies of the 70’s then, emerged as an inalienable right by virtue of which all the peoples of Uganda are entitled to participate in, contribute to and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development and wealth creation in general.
I thank my team; OWC, Namunkerera Rural Industrial Center Goodwill Ceramics Ltd, among others for all the diligent work towards this achievement.
I strongly urge Ugandans to embrace the product which is one of the multitudes of new high quality commodities being locally manufactured.
Gen Caleb Akandwanaho (Rtd)
Chief Coordinator, OWC