President Museveni has ordered an investigation into the misuse and encroachment of the Namanve Industrial Park land.
By Vision Reporter
President Museveni has ordered an investigation into the misuse and encroachment of the Namanve Industrial Park land with a view to finding a lasting solution to the problem, describing encroachers as economic saboteurs who want to disrupt national development.
“It is unfortunate that this land is being encroached on by people who want to sleep,” he said.
Recently police gave Namanve land encroachers and veterans an ultimatum to vacate the land which was given to Uganda Investment Authority by the government of Uganda for industrial development. The police has since set up posts to secure the park and ensure law and order.
The President was laying a foundation stone for Alfasan Uganda Ltd Pharmaceutical Industry, the first ever GMP veterinary factory being set up using technology from the Netherlands. The factory is expected to cost US$23 million and will be built in three phases. The first phase is already underway at the industrial and business park in Namanve.
Museveni commended the Alfasan group for investing in the production of drugs for cattle and poultry including acaricides, insecticides and pesticides saying this will contribute to the country’s independence.
He pledged to support the Alfasan Group to see that they take off.
The Youth Minister and Children Affairs Minister Hon. Ronald Kibule saluted the President and the government for reserving Namanve as an industrial park. He asked the residents to keep the purpose by not encroaching on the land which is meant to be for investors.
The Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda, Mr.Alphons J.A.J.M.G.Hennekens assured the people that his country is committed to partnering with Uganda and said that more investors will be coming soon to invest in the country so that the country can realize its potentials.
Dr. Stephen Birungi who is the managing director of Alfasan Uganda Ltd saluted the NRM government for creating an enabling environment for investment in the country.
Museveni orders Namanve investigation