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Over 100,000 Jobs Created Due to Growth of Industrial Parks in Uganda

"There has been significant substitution of imports; many hitherto imported products like steel products, fridges, textiles, transformers, electronics, packaging products, etc. are now locally manufactured in the industrial parks," UIA said in a statement.
posted onNovember 2, 2021
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Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) has said 11 industrial and business parks that are already operational have created 102,288 jobs, with 42,488 being direct jobs and 59,800 indirect jobs.

The parks host 166 industries that have transferred knowledge, skills, and technology to Ugandans. 

"There has been significant substitution of imports; many hitherto imported products like steel products, fridges, textiles, transformers, electronics, packaging products, etc. are now locally manufactured in the industrial parks," UIA said in a statement.

The parks are found in Kampala (Namanve), Luzira, Bweyogerere, Jinja, Soroti, Mbale, Kasese, Mbarara, Kapeeka in Nakaseke, Buikwe and Mukono.

President Yoweri Museveni has directed UIA to establish 25 industrial parks, regionally and equitably distributed throughout Uganda.

This is to happen in the current term of office, 2021 – 2026, implying five industrial parks have to be set up each year.

The President also directed local governments to provide free land for industrial parks development, saying Government, through UIA, will no longer buy land for industrial parks.

The land mobilized so far is as shown below.

Western Uganda:

  • Kibaya land – 620 acres in Rukundo Town Council, Kisoro District, strategically bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Rushozi land – 20 acres in Kashari, Mbarara District.
  • Butobere land – 40 acres in Kabale District.
  • Rukungiri land – 200 acres.

Northern Uganda:

  • Omvoru Land – 511 acres in Nyaravur-Angal Trading Centre, Nebbi District.
  • Rhino Camp land – 515 acres in Rhino Camp Town Council, Madi-Okollo District.
  • Yumbe land – 1,200 in Yumbe Town Council, Yumbe District.
  • Corner Kamdini – 100 acres in Corner Kamdini Town Council, Oyam District.
  • Oyam land – 54 acres near Oyam Town Council, Oyam District.
  • Lira land – 500 acres in Lira City.
  • Dokolo land – 500 acres in Dokolo Town Council, Dokolo District.

The investment land bank drive is now eastern and central regions of Uganda.

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