President Yoweri Museveni has today hosted the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and several American investors at his livestock farm in Kisozi, Gomba district.
Together with Kadaga, Museveni toured the farm that is stocked with Ankole long horned cattle as they discussed matters of National Importance.
Shortly after the tour, Museveni held a meeting with Kadaga and the investors, during which they talked matter regarding business in Uganda.
While commenting about the farm tour, Museveni tweeted thus; “Spent the day at my farm in Kisozi, Gomba, where I was joined by the Rt. Hon Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, and a group of investors from Carlifornia, USA, who were brought here by my good daughter Apostle Jane Frances Cheptegei.”
He added that “The investors were led by Mr Glenn Camp, the Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of Sustainable Communities Holdings and Mr Austin McDonald, the president of Genezen Energy.
Sustainable Community Holdings are setting up a factory in Budaka to manufacture building panels from agricultural waste products like rice straws. The government will co-invest in this factory that will help lower the cost of building.”
The President also noted that “There are several attendant benefits like creating jobs but also helping check environmental degradation where people cut trees to get building materials. We have done the maths, and using their materials, building a two-bedroom house will cost about Shs17 million.”
He explained further that; “This will help our low-tier government workers and other members of the public access decent housing, and we can support them, especially with installment payments. Teachers, the police and the army can benefit from this.
Genezen Energy has been given 50 acres of land by Iki-Iki Sub-county in Budaka to set up a factory to manufacture solar panels and recyclable LED Silicate solar batteries, which are safer than Lithium batteries.”
The President concluded by noting that “I thank my daughter Pastor Cheptegei for courting these investors. She is walking in Jesus’ footsteps. A church leader should not just preach but practically demonstrate to your flock what they should do especially in fighting poverty.”