Ground Breaking ceremony Marks the Construction of Mengo Zone- Industrial Park
The intervention of the President towards skilling the youth is hoped to bring a lot of positive change into the lives of the youth and women from all the eleven districts that make up Mengo zone -Kayunga, Wakiso, Mukono, Mpigi, Nakasongola, Luwero, Buikwe, Buvuma, Gomba, Butambala & Nakaseke.
The construction of this industrial park is one of the projects under the Presidential Initiative for the industrialization of the economy, whereby the youth will be offered skills in disciplines like shoe making, tailoring and knitting, carpentry, welding, bakery, maize processing, coffee processing, stone cutting and brick making,
The District leadership led by the District Chairperson Mr Sserwanga Tom officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony that was held to mark the construction of this industrial park at Gangama village, Nazigo Town council in Kayunga District on Friday 28th February 2020.
The contract for the construction of this industrial park was contracted out to Restoration 2010 Co Ltd by Sate House at a cost of 4 billion Uganda shillings and the construction is expected to take 6 months.
District leadership, Nazigo subcounty political leadership, Community leaders, and government officials and members of the local community gathered together to celebrate this important milestone.
“Provide jobs to the youth
”The District Chairperson Mr Sserwanga Tom William applauded H.E the President of Uganda, Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for the love he has showed the youth in Kayunga through the Youth Livelihood Program and also the trainings they are expecting to undertake after the completion of the industrial park. He also encouraged the contractor to provide jobs to the youth from Kayunga district. “Now that the construction is going to take place in Kayunga District, we hope some of the money for the construction of the structures for the park to remain in Kayunga through payment of the workers who will be employed on this project and also by buying some of the building materials and food from the people of Kayunga”. He said.
“We are thankful for this project because it has been given to people who deserve it. This is because we lack an institution that could offer skills to the youth who never had a chance to complete education”. he added.
The Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Mr Otim Benson Humphrey, the community members who may be planning to buy building materials from the workers on the site saying that those who will be caught doing so will be prosecuted under the laws of Uganda.
In Pictorial -Kayunga District Chairperson (middle) officiating at the ground breaking ceremony