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Thursday, 19 April 2018
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The UDC Team handing over to the Management of Saboo Engineers PVT Ltd a copy of the completed Feasibility Study Report on the Proposed Moroto Ateker Ltd Cement factory at the Taj Enclave Hotel in New Delhi, India . 26/03/2018

 

Thursday, 19 April 2018
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Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) Board members emerge out of one of Kilembe Mines tunnels in Kasese where they made a reconnaissance trip towards the end of December 2018. UDC is determined to return Uganda to her old glory days

Tuesday, 18 July 2017
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Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives handing over 240 motorized spray pumps to the Teso Fruits Cooperative Union (TEFCU) Board Chairman and Board Members. Hon Kyambadde  is flanked by the UDC Board Chairman, UDC Executive Director and LCV Chairman, Soroti

 

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Monday, 03 April 2017
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Training of Farmers in Zombo

On the 15th to the 16th March 2018, UDC carried out  a capacity enhancement training of Zombo/Nebbi tea farmers at the Zonal Agricultural Farm Institute in Aka Subcounty Zombo district.

The training exercise attracted over 260 participants that comprised a total of 185  farmers from Zombo and Nebbi districts, central and local government officials (i.e. both political and technical), representatives of the Alur Kingdom; and representatives of the Uganda Tea Development Agency Ltd (UTDAL)

UDC spearheaded a multi-agency team intervention that comprised of staff from; UDC, NAADS/OWC secretariat; the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (Crop Production  Dept); and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (Cooperatives Dept) with an overall objective of undertaking a 2 days training of tea farmers in the region in order to achieve the following objectives;

i.    Facilitate farmers and other key stakeholders to appreciate the roles of UDC and the would be project roadmap that would have to be implemented to ensure the establishment of an economically viable CTC tea factory that would, once operational guarantee a ready market for the farmers’ fresh green leaf produce. In this case the socio-economic benefits that would be realized at both the micro (e.g. increased farmers income); and macro levels (e.g. increased contribution of the tea crop to Uganda’s GDP) would be emphasized to the farmers and other identified key stakeholders e.g. the local district leaderships and Alur Kingdom. This would answer the question of why it is important for the Zombo/Nebbi farmers to adopt the tea cultivation culture.
 
ii.    Enhance the capacity of the target tea farmers in Zombo and Nebbi to further appreciate the crop husbandry requirements that are required to ensure that the supplied tea seedlings can survive and mature beyond 3 years (after which they could start the continuous harvesting the green leaf crop for sale to the proposed tea factory). This would provide the perquisites that have to be executed, without which there would be no economically viable tea factory.

iii.    Enlighten farmers about the benefits of operating in farmers groups during the cultivation, harvesting, postharvest handling and sale of the tea crop. In this case the would be socio-economic benefits of farmers operating in cooperative groups and unions with an objective of harnessing the most out of the tea crop would be emphasized. This would enable farmers to appreciate the fact that they would be less susceptible to exploitation by middle men and therefore stand to gain more out of their efforts only if they operated under groups instead of operating as individuals.

iv.    In line with (i), (ii), (iii) above, initiate a synergized inter-agency collaboration mechanism whereby all the mandated agencies and stakeholders would be able to further appreciate their mandates and roles and how best to ensure an expedited adoption of tea growing in the area that would result in the establishment of an economically viable CTC tea factory in the target region.

Thursday, 09 March 2017
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KIIRA Motors Corporation (KMC) was incorporated as a private company for the development of motor vehicles in Uganda. Jointly owned by UDC and Makerere University, It is an offshoot of the Kiira Motors Project whose industrial potentialities were recognised transitioning into a Government program for automotive industrialization through the Kiira Motors Corporation. The ultimate goal is to produce vehicles made in Uganda.

It is anticipated that once is KMC completed will attract a multipllicity of over 10,000 employment opportunities for Ugandans both direct and indirect at various skill levels; foreign exchange saving due to import substitution in the long term; Building strong forward and backward linkages with other sectors of the economy such as the petroleum sector, sheet glass industry, iron and steel industry, the Roads and Transport Sector amongst others; investment and the adoption of environmentally friendly technologies, acquisition of skills and work practices that facilitate quality improvement and adoption of recognized international standards in the Automotive industry; Promotion and development of engineering facilities and apprenticeship schemes aimed at building the capacity of the local Ugandan human resource in automotive industry; Encouraging  partnerships with the private sector so as enhance capacity to develop similar bankable projects in Uganda.

Progress on Kiira Motors Corporation

  • Development of the 25 Year Kiira Motors business case and strategy which provides for the implementation of the KMC objectives in five tangible Phases;
  • Allocation of 100 Acres of land by the Government through Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) at the Jinja Industrial and Business Park for the construction of the KMC Plant;
  • key Staff Training in Vehicle Engineering & Manufacturing at the renowned top tier automotive industry institutions all over the World;
  • Involvement in a wide spectrum of artisans drawn from the informal manufacturing sector (Katwe artisans) in the development of the three Concepts Vehicles such as the Kiira EV (the Green Car), the Kiira SMACK (the sleek black sedan) and the Kayoola Solar Bus (Kayoola Bus) under the Kiira Vehicle Technology Innovation Program.

 

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017
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A multi-sectored infrastructure company designed as a PPP, Kalangala Infrastructure Services Limited is a US$50 million company that remains the most successful PPP developed.

 

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Friday, 22 January 2016
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UDC participated in the 15th Edition of the MTN Kampala Marathon that took place on the 25th November 2018. The proceeds for this event will go towards improving maternal health in Uganda. 

UDC always endeavors to take part in this noble cause as part of it's Corporate Social Responsibility and also for the well being and fitness of it's staff.

 

 

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