Museveni launches Mbale industrial park

Launch. President Museveni (in white shirt) and other officials from China and Uganda government launch the Mbale Industrial Park recently. PPU PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • In 2008, the government acquired 619 acres of land from Bugisu Corporative Union (BCU) at Shs9b and asked Tian Tang Group to develop a modern industrial park in the area.
  • Investment minister Evelyn Anite told the President that Mbale Business and Industrial Park is one of the 22 parks earmarked by the government for development across the country to spur industrial production as a precursor to job creation and equitable economic transformation of all regions by 2020.
  • The eight Chinese companies have so far signed MoUs with Tian Tang Group to invest in; fruit processing and beverage production, rice processing and production, sanitation supplies manufacturing, wood processing and furniture manufacturing, glass manufacturing, household appliances manufacturing and solar pumping system, among others.

President Museveni has launched a $600m (about Shs2 trillion) Sino-Uganda Industrial park in Mbale District with a stern call to remaining squatters to vacate the government land.
The presidential directive reportedly seeks to speed up job creation in the country.
A consortium of eight Chinese enterprises last year signed agreements with Tian Tang Group headed by Mr Paul Zang, to invest in Mbale Industrial Park, eastern Uganda.

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