Nebbi community offers 500 acres of land to UIA for the construction of an Industrial park

Nebbi – More than 500 acres of lands located along Pakwach-Nebbi road has been offered to Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) by the community of Omvuro Village, in Mbaro East in Nyaravur-Angal Town Council, Nebbi district in support of the construction of an industrial park.

The communities are optimistic that in the future, the land given will be one of the legacies that the community members have shown commitment towards bringing development to the younger generation to fight poverty.

The land given by the community members is free from wetlands and geographically located along the business hub with both water and electricity which will spur development and provide employment to youths.

According to Caesar Ocakere, a community member who offered the land, for many years, their children failed to complete education, but if such an opportunity comes in their hands, their children will benefit through local employment.

The woman Member of Parliament for Nebbi district, Agnes Acibu urged parents to spend much money on skilling the youths in order to tap any development that will come as a result of the industrial park in the district.

She added that, the President says, the youths’ futures must be secured through job creation and that’s why the industrial park is being constructed in Nebbi to create more jobs among the youths.

“Our youths are at a certain level of education but they are un-employed meaning that if such opportunity for an industrial park comes, they will definitely get jobs to sustain their livelihoods,” Acibu said.

The State Minister for Finance, Planning and Economics Development, Hon Everlyn Anite says, due to the influx of Congolese, there is big business potential if the industrial park is fully constructed.

She added that the responsible ministry will not bring poverty to the community but bring in development by employing youths in the factories as one of economic drivers to alleviate poverty.

The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Nebbi, Abak Robert said, there will be no need to outsource employees outside the district if the youths are trained to manage the machines locally.

He adds that the industrial park will therefore boost commercialization of cassava production since there is going to be value addition because cassava has its ready market and is a raw material for brewing alcohol.

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