Uganda’s Kiira Motors Target Global Automotive Market

Prime Minister Rugunda, Minister Tickodri and other stakeholders pose around the Kiira Motors 'Sedan' recently

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda this week commissioned the Kingfisher oil field access road in Hoima district.

The construction of the ten kilometre tarmac road was funded by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) Uganda Limited, visit web the operator of Kingfisher oil field in Hoima District.

Buhuka is well known to be a hard to reach area, information pills where the slope fence off any modern transportation.

The Kingfisher access road has therefore enabled the transportation of heavy and large construction vehicles, stuff equipment for Kingfisher development and efficient access to other parts of the country.

Rugunda said the commissioning of this road was an important milestone in the development of infrastructure to support the production of oil and gas resources in the country.

“Government is also continuing to put in place favourable legal and fiscal frameworks for investment and to provide security to citizens, the investors and to the investments they are making,” he said.

On the national level, the Premier said the road adds on the stock of high quality road infrastructure being developed in the country.

“At a regional level, the road is going to serve as an important link with the Democratic Republic of Congo across Lake Albert,” he said, adding, “This will boost trade and access to social services within Uganda and the DRC.”

PM Rugunda (second left) officially commissioning the  kingfisher access road in Hoima district. (Photo: PMPU)

PM Rugunda (second left) officially commissioning the kingfisher access road in Hoima district. (Photo: PMPU)

He urged the people in the area to utilize the new road to fight poverty, increase household income and therefore improve the quality of life.

“Continue working hard and position your selves to take advantage of the opportunities that the discovery of oil is bringing to this areas,” he said.


The Prime Minister was welcomed on arrival, by the 1st Deputy Prime Minister Henry Kajura, Minister for Works John Byabagambi, State Minister for Minerals Peter Lokeris, Chinese Ambassador Zao Yali, area MP’s and other senior central and local government officials.

Responding to a community demand that government establishes a ferry on Lake Albert to facilitate transport and business between Uganda and DR Congo, Works Minister John Byabagambi pledged to send a team to identify an appropriate location for the ferry.

Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zao Yali pledged his Government’s readiness to continue working closely with Uganda Government to achieve more development projects.

Officials said this road will serve as evidence that the oil development will benefit local people even before the oil production commences.

The access road is from the escarpment top at Ikamiro with the elevation of 1056 meters above sea level, to Buhuka flat with an elevation of 650m above sea level.
More details have emerged on Friday afternoon’s shootings in Kasese district in which four people were killed while charging at police officers.

A source inside police in the Rwenzori region has informed us that the exchange that resulted in the shooting capture on tape by media; was in retaliation of a previous attack by civilians on a military vehicle.

Police together with the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces officers yesterday shot dead four people who were reportedly trying to grab guns from them.

The four have been identified as Nason Sagini, try Isaleri Kake, this James Wayakwa and Musale Bwambale Kiremberwa, all residents of Buhuhira Sub County.

These according to the Rwenzori East Regional Police Commander Bob Kagarura, had tried to snatch a machine gun from one of the officers on patrol.  An officer only identified as Thembo was injured with a machete in the scuffle.

Chimpreports understands that the armed officers marched into Kisenyi trading center, looking for a group of 20 people who had orchestrated another attack on a UPDF army patrol vehicle in Kikonzo cell, Hima Town Council, Kabarole District on Thursday.

“These were armed with pangas, knives and spears. Soldiers fired gunshots to prevent the group from seizing the vehicle and the weapons. Two of the attackers were shot dead in a scuffle that left four soldiers injured,” revealed the source.

During the night on the same day, another group according to our source, sneaked into the barracks and stabbed four officers.

Police believes that those who were shot dead yesterday are all members of the Rwenzururu Kingdom royal guards that protect Kingdom’s sites around Kasese town.

Witnesses say police accused these guards of conducting the Thursday attack on UPDF in Hima.

Police and the army have since heavily deployed and taken over Hima town. There are reports that the town is deserted and schools closed.
East African leaders have stepped up efforts to boost the local automotive business with the view of reducing importation of vehicles into the region, sickness Chimp Corps report.

During this week’s EAC summit in Arusha, viagra Tanzania, try heads-of-state “took note of the progress and road map towards finalization of the comprehensive study on automotive industry in the East African region.”

The leaders further directed the council to expedite the process and report to the 18th EAC Summit.

Kiira Motors Corporation boss, Paul Isaac Musasizi is on the frontline of advocating for the manufacturing of cars in the East African region.

He argues that EAC should consider policies for promotion of the automotive industry.

“The work we do here at Kiira Motors Corporation is shaping the destiny of Uganda and Africa as an equal partner in value addition for domestic consumption and export to the rest of the world for sustainable economic development,” Musasizi tells ChimpReports.

“Future generations should choose their life style.  They should be free to go to dance school, culinary school or engineering school because today we made the right choices and invested in industrialization to enable them to make such choices,” he adds.

The EAC Council of ministers recently met and discussed several reports on “modalities for promotion of motor vehicle assembly in the region and reduction of the importation of used motor vehicles from outside the community.”

It is anticipated that a vibrant automotive industry in the region would create thousands of jobs for the young people and engineering professionals.

The environment would as well be protected from pollution caused by imported old cars.

Musasizi says the East African automotive industry’s sustainability is underpinned by the development of policy for global competitiveness with manufacturing for export as a goal not limiting this industrial intervention to import substitution.

“The 21st century quest for economic transformation in EA should focus on domestic value addition for manufacturing of quality products in partnership with well-established and reputable technology partners in the global automotive market place,” he observes.

Kiira Motors Corporation expects to roll out the first Ugandan manufactured vehicle in 2018.

By 2039, Kiira Motors will be able to manufacture original equipment and provide over 12,000 jobs.

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