President Yoweri Museveni has launched the fourth cement producer in Uganda with an immediate production capacity of 750 tonnes, but with a promise to double that to 1.5 million tonnes per annum in 2019.
By Roger Kyazze
While Ugandans continue to choke on high prices of cement, their Kenyan and Tanzanian counter-parts are enjoying relatively cheaper and more stable prices. The market instability in the Ugandan market recently led to panic buying, hoarding and creation of an artificial cement crisis resulting into the recent skyrocketing of prices.
In what will be a first of its kind, a factory operating on solar power could be launched in Kampala before the end December (2017), The Infrastructure Magazine can exclusively reveal. If this happens, this will be a real game changer in energy use in Uganda, as this will be the very first time that a factory outfit will be running on solar energy.
By Jacob okwii
Manufacturers under their association- Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) have called upon the government to prioritize industrialization as a way of ensuring growth, economic development and creating employment opportunities in the country.
Mubarak Kirunda Nkuuta the association’s acting executive director made this appeal in an interview with The Infrastructure Magazine at the opening of the 2017 trade fair exhibition show in Lugogo, Kampala recently.
If President Yoweri Museveni’s revelation that the cost of delivering Uganda’s crude oil to the Tanzania Port of Tanga will be US$12.2 per barrel is a fact to go by, then Uganda’s oil will be one of the most competitive in the world.
Many Ugandans are slowly waking up to the realisation that the household paint brand name “Sadolin Paints- Colour Your world” is no more. In its place is now “Plascon, colour your world.” This follows the acquisition of 100 per cent of Sadolin Paints by Kansai Plascon Africa Limited (KPAL), a subsidiary of Kansai Paint Co. Ltd (Kansai Paint) of Japan.