President Museveni has commended UPDF’s business arm-National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) for finally waking up to become a serious entity.
“I had almost forgotten about NEC but I am glad you’re back on track. As you can see now, NEC has a lot of projects up and running, and making profit. This is very good,” the President said as he commissioned a new NEC Uzima (water) production plant housed at 1st Division in Kakiri-Wakiso.
He said NEC has resurrected and he was happy to note that there is tremendous progress as far as development is concerned.
“Now that NEC has resurrected, it should be utilized for many purposes to benefit the country”.
He congratulated NEC Managing Director, Lt. Gen. James Mugira, and his team for revamping NEC and changing it into a proper working entity.
The President welcomed the idea of lowering the production cost by making their own water bottles. He also promised to follow up on the issue of electricity line and he promised that electricity will be extended to the factory.
Regarding tarmacking access roads to the plant, the President directed the Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, to liaise with the Ministry of Works and Transport and get back to him.
Meanwhile, Ssempijja thanked Museveni for sparing time and honoring their invitation to come and commission the plant.
Lt. Gen. Mugira, mentioned a series of projects NEC has undertaken that have impacted on and transformed the society. The function was attended by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Mrs. Rosette Byengoma, Joint Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Leopold Kyanda and other Service chiefs.