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INDUSTRIALIZATION OF UGANDA: The NRM Government under the Leadership of President Museveni has promoted the Industrialization of Uganda hence creating jobs for the young people of Uganda. The Industry sector grew by 5.8% in FY 2018/19, a slight slowdown from 6.1% FY 2017/18 mainly due to marginal slowdown was experienced in construction activities as well as mining and quarrying.
Construction grew by 6.7% in FY 2018/19, slightly lower than growth of 6.9% registered the previous FY because of increase in both public and private investments.
Manufacturing performed well growing at 2.8% in FY 2018/19 compared to 1.7% in the previous FY because of newly commissioned factories, which increased industrial activity especially in food processing, production of cement, iron and steel.
Many Industries were commissioned by H.E. The President last year including among others; Good Will Ceramic Tiles,Ho And Mu Food Technology,Yahe International Investment, Orion Transformers And Electric Ltd, Kigezi Highland Tea Limited (Khtl), Alfasan Company Ltd,Steel And Tubes Industries Ltd,Interior Technologies Ltd,Luuka Plastics Limited, Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group Company Ltd (Sukulu/Osukuru Industrial Complex),etc.
Two smelting plants for value addition to iron ore have been established by Tembo steels in Iganga and Dong Song in Tororo. The two plants will add value to 12000MT and 36000MT of iron ore per month respectively.
Nine factories were commissioned at Liao Shen Industrial Park in Kapeeka. The commissioned factories manufacture Concrete products, Agricultural products, Food Items, electrical appliances, shoes and fishnets.
Uganda's first mobile phone manufacturing and assembling plant, Engo Holdings Uganda Limited in Namanve, was also commissioned in November, 2019
Bukona agro-processors sugar factory and distillery at Lapem village, Koch Goma in Nwoya District was launched in March 2020. The factory has a Green fuel which produces energy stoves that use ethanol got from processed cassava.
Four factories have been set up, two are in full production namely;- (Bwendero in Hoima and Bushenyi sugar in Kyenjojo District and, Atiak Sugar in Amuru and Victoria sugar Ltd in Luwero will commence by October,2020.
The total number of operational sugar factories has increased to 13.
In additional, Kinyara Sugar Ltd has expanded capacity by 50% and Hoima Sugar expanded capacity by 40%.
INDUSTRIAL REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
Revision of the National Industrial Policy (NIP). In consultation with stakeholders in the industry sector has revised and updated the National Industrial Policy in order to provide; framework for industrialization taking advantage of our strong natural resource base, and domestic and international markets, Reducing the cost of manufacturing,Stimulating production of sufficient industrial raw materials,Developing supportive infrastructure,Adaptation of technologies, and human resource development, among others.
The implementation of the NIP will involve both the Public Sector and the Private Sector.Government will invest in strategic sectors of the economy through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) & Supporting the Private Sector to undertake industrial establishments through provision of appropriate legal and regulatory regimes. Amendment of the Industrial Licensing Act. Prepared the draft Principles and submitted to First parliamentary counsel for review. The Sugar Act was completed and assented to by the President on 23rd April, 2020 .
Metrology Bills. Reviewed the Principles for the drafting of the Legal and Industrial and Scientific Metrology Bills submitted to Cabinet. National Accreditation Bill. The Bill is under review by the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee responsible for Industry.
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