Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda officially broke ground for a brand new US$8.35million (UGX 30.7billion) Manufacturing Line to bottle more.
The new bottling line at the
The US$8.35million (UGX30.7billion) investment will bring to Uganda the newest bottling line technology from Germany, enabling the Company to innovate and respond to increasingly changing consumer demands.
The investment is part of a US$15 Million investment plan
Minister of State for Investment and Privatisation, Hon. Evelyn Anite, officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony after conducting a tour of the Namanve Plant and welcomed
“Of this, I am told US$3.5million will be spent inside Uganda on civil works and construction and auxiliary services. That is a very significant amount for many reasons. First of all, that means that the bulk of the investment that we are launching today is going to be spent inside our own country and will directly benefit Ugandans. That fits well within our ‘Buy Uganda, Build Uganda’ policy and I applaud you for that. Also, your investment in a new Manufacturing Line creates more jobs for very many categories of Ugandans – which fulfills the NRM pledge to create more jobs and wealth especially for the youth of Uganda,” she said.
“As Government, we acknowledge and thank
Managing Director, Mr Patrick Oyuru assured guests of the investment commitments of
He added that the investment in the brand new US$8.35million manufacturing line was a strong demonstration of
“Because of this new Manufacturing Line, our 1,800 employees and hundreds of thousands of other Ugandans involved in selling our high quality products around the country will be assured of ongoing employment because production will increase. As well, the biggest bulk of this investment will be spent inside our own country and will directly benefit Ugandans. This fits well within the “Buy Uganda, Build Uganda” policy that Government is advocating. The new will create more jobs for various categories of Ugandans – which fulfills the Government pledge to create more jobs and wealth especially for the youth. This includes employees during the construction as well as additional employees when the new line is completed. We are happy to be contributing to the development of Uganda,” he added.
CCBA management emphasized that the Company will continue to be a relevant partner with Government and called upon the officials to ensure they work to limit the challenges private sector faces in doing business.
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