Governnment to construct 25 industrial parks inorder to attract investments
The executive director of(UIA) Uganda Investment Authority (, Mr Robert Mukiza, has revealed that the government is in the process of securing land titles to construct 25 industrial parks in order to attract investors into the country.He revealed this secret at a thanksgiving ceremony organised by Bafumbira leaders to praise President Museveni for appointing their son as UIA executive director at Kisoro Tourism Hotel in Kisoro Town on Tuesday.
Mr Mukisa said he want to thank all the district local governments in Uganda that donated land on which the planned 25-industrial parks are to be constructed in a period of five years.
“I want to specifically thank the Kisoro District Local Government that donated 620 acres of land located near the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border with Uganda. Plans are under way to have all the donated land titled, connected with utilities such as roads, electricity, industrial water and Internet to make them attractive to investors,” Mr Mukiza said.
He thanked the government for its contribution in the ongoing road construction project in DRC, which he said will create market linkages for the Ugandan-produced goods once all the industrial parks are fully operational.
He asked Ugandans to take advantage of the available opportunities when industrial parks are fully operational.
The Kisoro District Woman MP, who also doubles as the State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs, Ms Sarah Nyirabashitsi Mateke, Bufumbira North MP John Kamara, Bufumbira South MP Alex Seruganda, Bufumbira East MP James Nsaba Buturo and the Kisoro District chairperson, Mr Abel Bizimana, thanked President Museveni for appointing “their own Mufumbira” Mr Mukiza as UIA executive director.
“Mr Mukiza passed interviews for the job of UIA executive director in December 2019 and his appointment was delayed until May 2021. This delay annoyed all the Bafumbira living in Kisoro District and in the diaspora, thinking our son was being marginalised by the government that we have been supporting 100 percent ever since it assumed power. We are now so grateful that our son was finally appointed to the office,” Mr Bizimana said.
Mr Bizimana and Dr Buturo said the unity of Bafumbira in Kisoro District played a great role in the appointment of Mr Mukiza to the UIA top job.