Government to turn Kiige Citrus Farm into an industrial park

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Government is to turn Kiige Citrus farm in Kamuli District into an industrial center to boost the exporting capacity of the country.

 

This was revealed today by President Yoweri Museveni while speaking at the 78th Kyabazinga day anniversary celebrations held in Namutumba district.

 

"Kiige will be a small town of factories. I have already talked to some investors, they are coming and will bring us more (investors),"President Museveni said. 

 

The President said industrialization is one of the four sectors that government is emphasizing in order for the population to prosper. The four sector are; commercial agriculture, industrialization, services and technology & ICT.

 

"We are pushing on these sectors because they are the future of Uganda, that is why we are working on roads and electricity," the President emphasized.

 

He called on Ugandans to desist from cutting down trees and encroaching on wetlands which vices, he said are some of the main causes of the dry spell the country has experienced. The President added that the encroachment on wetlands has made irrigation difficult due to the depletion of water.

 

"Many Ugandans have encroached wetlands, therefore we have to see how to solve that problem to restore water in wetlands to get water for irrigation," Museveni added.

 

On the appointment of the Kyabazinga as an ambassador, the President said he requested the Kyabazinga to use his expertise to serve both the people of Busoga and the country at large.

 

"I am the one who restored cultural leaders in Uganda, so I know the law very well. Therefore I knew where he could help his country without breaking the law." Museveni said.

 

The Kyabazinga day has been celebrated every February 11th since 1939 when 11 hereditary chiefs from the chiefdoms that make Busoga kingdom adopted the title of Kyabazinga as the titular head of all the royal chiefs.