President Gen.Yoweri Kaguta Museveni officially launched Sukulu Fertilisers at the end of Africa Kwetu Great Trek at Birembo Sub county. NEC is the sole distributor of the Sukulu fertilisers having signed an off taker agreement with Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group to spearhead the product distribution channels.
President Shaking Hands With NEC Spokesperson Mr.Katongana at the launch Sukulu of fertilizers
So far, 5000 tonnes of all types of fertilisers have been sold. The fertiliser plant has a production capacity of 300,000 tonnes and Uganda’s average consumption is less than 100,000 tonnes. Kenya has a consumption capacity of up to 800,000 tonnes. NEC through its subsidiary-NEC Agro Ltd will spearhead the distribution of the products and training of farmers on the usage of fertilisers.
The investment, by Chinese company Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group Uganda Limited, will have a fertilizer plant, steel mill and supporting power plant, glass factory, cement factory and sulfuric acid plant in one place.
The Chinese company have signed a 21 year mining lease extendable for 15 years to develop the Uganda-China Free Zone at Osukuru Hills into an Industrial complex.
Museveni hailed China for the support. “In 2013 Uganda spent $59 million importing fertilizers, now this importation will stop.”
“Therefore I am very grateful to the Chinese government for their cooperation. They not only support these money making projects, they also support infrastructure. These factories need electricity and the Chinese have supported us in that effort,” Museveni said.
M7 supplying Fertilizers to coffee plants
The industry is going to be the first in East Africa to carry out the full production from mining of minerals, separating them from ore or dressing and processing them into final products.
The plant will introduce the first purely organic fertilizers on the local market, will produce 300,000 metric tonnes of fertilizers annually when commercial production begins in December 2018.