Qatar Investors to Set up Multimillion Fruit Factory in Uganda

KCCA FC came from a goal down to pick maximum points with a narrow 2-1 win over a resilient army side, this site Simba FC. The Bombo outfit were the first to open the scores early in the first half through Patrick Owor, sick Simba leading the scores as at halftime.

The Kasasiros staged a valiant comeback with Muzamiru Mutyaba striking three minutes to the hour mark before Tom Masiko headed in the winner on 79th minute. Mutyaba failed to convert a penalty five minutes later after Tanzanian import Shaban Kondo was fouled in the box.

Elsewhere, more about Farouk Miya returned to Vipers with a bang inspiring the reigning champions to a 2-1 win against SC Victoria University. Miya curled a beautiful freekick in the 14th minute after Wadri was brought down outside the box but the visitors caused a scare in the 45th minute with a Petite Warnock’s equalizer.

Deus Bukenya stunned the hosts with a 40-yard drive into the top right corner for the winner in the second half.

Express faulters;
After leading the table for four matchdays, Express Fc failed to go past Bright stars in Matugga settling for a one all draw. Cesar Okhuti extended his goals tally to four but his early strike was cancelled out wi Cocas Openjo’s second half goal.

Express slips to the third place with ten points from five outings, a game more than table leaders KCCA and Vipers who share have collected ten points so far.

Tuesday’s Full results:
Maroons FC 0:1 Soana
SC Victoria University 1:2 Vipers SC
JMC FC 0:0 The Saints FC
KCCA FC 2:1 Simba FC
Lweza FC 0:1 SC Villa
Bright Stars FC 1:1 Express FC
Uganda Police 2:1 Sadolin Paints FC
Investors from the Government of Qatar are set to establish a multi million fruit processing factory in Namanve industrial area, sickness Mukono district.

Information from the Prime Minister’s Office reveals that the investment protection bilateral agreement is expected to be signed in Qatar’s capital Doha next month.

The Qatar investors’ delegation led by Uganda’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan and Yemen and Permanent Representative to the O.I.C, Dr. Rashid Yahya Ssemuddu, met the Prime Minister. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda at his office to brief him about the status of their investment in Uganda.

Ambassador Ssemuddu informed the Prime Minister that he made a request to his Highness Sheikh Tamin Bin Hamad Al Thani while presenting his credentials,

“This is therefore a follow up briefing arising out of the investment request I made,” he said.

Ambassador Ssemuddu told the premier that once the land in Namanve is secured, the factory will be set up and is expected to be ready within nine months.

He further said the factory is expected to employ over 5,000 Ugandans.

According to Ambassador Ssemuddu, 75% of the fruit products are expected to be exported to the Middle East and Qatar, to earn Uganda foreign exchange

Rugunda assured the Qatar delegation about Uganda’s great potential to supply fruit products abroad.

He said the country is an investment destination for multi-national businesses.

Rugunda paid tribute to His Highness and the entire leadership of the government of Qatar for fulfilling the investment promise they made to President Museveni. ‘The key is in your hands and government of Uganda pledges total support’, Rugunda assured the delegation.

.Also Present at the meeting was Kin Kariisa, Chairman Kin Group Ltd.


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