THIS WEEK: Shs100bn industrial skilling centre launched
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A National Industrial Skills and Training Centre has been launched in Namanve Industrial Park to boost employment and industrialisation. The project is being funded by the Chinese at a cost of $30million (108billion) and will run until the end of 2019.
The facility consists of 17 blocks, a manufacturing and electrical centre and the government is hailing it as a centre as a mechanism for reduction of poverty and promotion of inclusive economic growth. The project is contracted to Chinese contractor Jiangsu Jiangdu Construction Group Company which started work in November last year. President Museveni, in a speech read out by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, said the project is intended to address the issue of appropriate technology and human capital by introducing modern methods and practices for machining and manufacturing.