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Kiira Motors plant ready to roll out vehicles in 2023

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Dr Monica Musenero last week announced that starting June 2023, Kiira Motors buses will be manufactured at the Jinja-based vehicle manufacturing plant. Musenero, who visited the plant to inspect the progress of the project at Jinja industrial and …

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UNDP praises Uganda for Kiira Motors and drive to E-mobility

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Development Programme – UNDP has described as ‘promising’ Uganda’s speedy transition towards electric mobility as a lasting solution to the supply shocks of fossil fuel and its hazards. E-mobility is a concept of using electric powertrain technologies, in-vehicle information, and communication technologies and …

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Kayoola EVS boasts of increasing passenger numbers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Operators of Uganda’s first-ever passenger electric bus, Kayoola EVS, are registering a high number of passengers. Kayoola bus is manufactured in Uganda by Kiira Motors Corporation. Two of these,have been offering passenger services at the Northern Bypass. On Monday, Kalita transporters deployed two Kira Motors Kayoola …

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Ambassadors to market Uganda’s Kiira motors vehicles

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commissioned Uganda’s heads of missions abroad to market Kiira Motors Corporation locally made vehicles. The ministry’s Permanent Secretary sees this as a means of marketing the country’s technology and industrial advancements to the rest of the world. While addressing …

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Kiira Motors to deliver 10 buses in 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiira Motors Corporation says it will deliver 10 buses by end of this year, a paltry one percent of the more than 1,000 buses the state owned corporation had promised. The 10 buses, Allan Muhumuza, the Director of Marketing and Sales at Kiira Motors says …

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Delayed funding slows construction of Kiira Motors plant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The construction work at the Jinja based Kiira motors cooperation plant has slowed down because of delayed government funding. So far, only Shillings 80billion out of the Shillings 143 billion approved by the cabinet in 2018 for the construction work has been released. The Uganda People’s …

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Tondeka bus unveils launch plan and use of digital ticketing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 buses, largely locally-made could be plying the roads between Kampala and neighboring districts later this year, courtesy of a joint venture investment by Kiira Motor Corporation (KMC), Tondeka Metro Company Limited, RentCo Africa Limited (RentCo) and Xiamen Golden Dragon Bus Co. Ltd. …

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First Kiira motors board of directors inaugurated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The first board of directors of Kiira Motors, KMC has been inaugurated.  KMC was the first and so far, the only electric vehicle producing company in Uganda and the continent of Africa. The automotive industry and Kiira Motors, in particular, has been set among the …

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Bus imports decline amid bid for local production

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was a notable decline in the importation of buses by Ugandans over the last two years. According to the Uganda Revenue Authority-URA, 190 buses were imported from different countries mainly China and Kenya, compared to 310 units in 2019 and 426 in 2018. However, …

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