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President Museveni commissions new NEC Uzima production plant


President Museveni commissions new NEC Uzima production plant

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has commissioned the new National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) Uzima production plant housed in the First Division barracks in Kakiri, Wakiso District.

President Museveni congratulated NEC for the various projects it is undertaking.

“As you can see now, NEC has a lot of projects up and running, and making a profit. This is very good,” the President said.

He said NEC has resurrected and he was happy to note that there is tremendous progress as far as development is concerned.

“Now that NEC has resurrected, it should be utilised for many purposes to benefit the country”.

He congratulated the NEC Managing Director, Lt. Gen. James Mugira, and his team for revamping NEC and changing it into a proper working entity.

“I had almost forgotten about NEC, but I am glad that you are back on track,” the President remarked.

The President welcomed the idea of lowering the production cost by making their own water bottles.

He also promised to follow up on the issue of the electricity line and he promised that electricity will be extended to the factory.

Regarding tarmacking access roads to the plant, the President directed the Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, to liaise with the Ministry of Works and Transport and get back to him.

The Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs Hon. Vincent Bamurangaki thanked the President for sparing time and honouring their invitation to come and commission the plant.

The board Chairman, Gen. (Rtd) Joram Mugume, thanked the President for his continued intervention and guidance in NEC projects.

On his part, Lt. Gen. Mugira thanked the President for sparing time out of his busy schedule and coming to be with them.

He mentioned a series of projects NEC has undertaken that have impacted and transformed society.

The function was attended by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Mrs Rosette Byengoma, Joint Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Leopold Kyanda and other Service Chiefs.

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