The Commander of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) Land Forces Lt.Gen David Muhoozi Kainerugaba, on Thursday commended the proprietors of Bugiri Sugar Company Limited (BSCL) for supplementing the government efforts in the creation of jobs for its citizenry.
Muhoozi , who doubles as the Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations was invited by the company proprietors to tour their just about completed sugar factory located in Kapyanga sub-county in the Eastern District of Bugiri.
The General commended the investors for empowering the community by partnering with over the 5500 out growers, which will not only provide Jobs and taxes but also improve the overall standards of living in the area.
The Directors led by Yash Patel, Bruce Musinguzi and Elison Karuhanga disclosed that thousands of residents will benefit from the multi-billion investment both directly and indirectly.
Stephen Bakka Mugabi, the Bukooli North Member of Parliament revealed that the factory will relieve farmers who have been grappling with falling prices of sugarcane in the region.
The guided tour, held in observance of the COVID-19 Standard of operating procedures (SOPs) was witnessed by LCV Mulumba Kasajja, Security Officials led by the RDC among other local leaders.
The factory which expects to begin its commercial production late this year, is under construction, on a 60 acres (24 ha) piece of land in Bugubo Village.
Upon completion, the BSCL is expected to produce 4,800 bags of 50 kilograms (110 lb) each, of crystalline sugar, at maximum capacity and it focus on production of industrial sugar and industrial ethanol.
Uganda remains one of the Best Investment Location in Africa with the country’s political and economic environment consistently improving and stable since 1986. Under the leadership of H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Uganda is a political stabilising force in the region, which has provided a secure environment for business to thrive.