President Yoweri Museveni Thursday commissioned six industries in Namanve Industrial Park. He noted that those with eyes can see Uganda is on right path to development.
Below is his statement;
I have commissioned six industries; Orion transformers, Alfasan limited, Steel and Tubes industries, Interior Technologies, Luuka Plastics and Toyota motors in Namanve industrial park.
This brings the number of active operators in the park to 35. These operators are expected to add value to locally available raw materials thus boosting the agricultural and mineral sectors.
Industry is one of the sectors that will spur the development of Uganda and economically liberate our people. For instance, this park so far offers direct employment to 3000 people.
Therefore, to support local industries, I have already directed that Government departments must buy what is produced here. Officials who do not implement this will be dealt with for being an obstacle to our progress.
Also, imported goods that are similar to those manufactured locally, will be taxed at a given rate we shall determine soon.
Regarding infrastructure in the park, government is already working on; roads, electricity, water and we are going to work on land filling as well- all at government cost.
On insecurity, I have directed the police to increase their presence in all the industrial parks, this coupled with the security infrastructure that we are modernising, we shall be able to arrest criminal elements.
I am happy to commission these six industries. Those who have eyes can see that Uganda is the right path to development.